Joint Petition at Adidas HK Office regarding three unresolved labour disputes of three Adidas suppliers in Indonesia and China
25 June 2014
On June 20, more than 40 people from Hong Kong and Indonesia labour groups gathered in front of the Adidas office in Hong Kong to show solidarity with workers in China and Indonesia. They were 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.
The 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 out to listen to the demands of the labour groups. He accepted the protestors’ petition letters of the three cases but refused to further comment on the cases or to answer any questions. He only promised to forward the letters to his CSR department. The sourcing manager said that Adidas has always been closely monitoring these cases, for example, Adidas 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 that Adidas does not give up on the workers and keeps closely monitoring the cases until they are resolved and workers gain their rights and justice.