Joint Petition at Adidas HK Office regarding three unresolved labor disputes of three Adidas suppliers in Indonesia and China

Summary of the action:

June 20, More than 40 people from Hong Kong and Indonesia labour gorups gathered in front of the adidas office in Hong Kong to show solidarity to the workers in China and Indonesia. They are the Chinese workers in disputes with Dongguan Yue Yuen and Guangzhou Dynamic Casting, and the 1300 Indonesia workers from PDK who were unfairly dismissed in 2012. Among these factories, there is one thing in common: they are all producing for the international footwear giant adidas.

They group shouted slogans: shame on adidas, compensation for workers, people before profit, adidas, don’t give up the workers, etc. Adidas sent a sourcing manager came out and  listened to the demand of labour groups. He accepted the protestors’ petition letters of the three cases but refused to further comment on the cases or prepared to answer any questions. He only promised to forward the letters to his CSR department. The sourcing manager said adidas had been always closely monitored these cases, for example, adidas had facilitated seven rounds of meetings between the PDK workers and management in Indonesia but both parties failed to come up with any agreement. The groups demand adidas not to give up the workers and keep closely monitor the cases until they are resolved and workers gain their rights and justice.  At last the sourcing manager accepted the three petition letters from the representatives of the groups and the petition ended. 

WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:00 AM– NOON

WHERE: Adidas Sourcing Ltd.

Address: 10/F Cityplaza Four, 12 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, HK

Contact person: MAY WONG   Tel: (852) 6187 3401