Do Mizuno & Adidas know how their shoemakers are being treated?
Sign this petition to support illegal dismissal of 1,300 workers in Indonesia
Dear Mizuno and Adidas
Adidas (Harry Nurmansyah)
Mizuno (Yashushi Takahashi)
PT. Panarub Industry
Presdir PT. Panarub Industry (Hendrik Sasmito)
Direktur PT. Panarub Dwikarya (Nicko Aleksander Vizano)
Plenty are bruised. There’s even a woman with broken bones after a police officer picked her up and threw her.
This was the situation of the peaceful protest conducted by 2000 employees of PT Panarub Dwikarya, that produces Mizuno and Adidas shoes, Last July. 90% of their employees are mothers which are breadwinner for their families.
After they were thrown out using tear-gasses and pushed out by police trucks, involving the police, security and hired thugs, 1300 of us were forcefully “resigned”. Because if they fire us, of course they would have to pay severance.
And the other 700? Accepted back, with 0 year status, dan humiliated inside the factory. Some were spit on, told to run laps, and there is even a wife and husband told to walk around holding a sign “I will never protest again”.
Why? Because we asked for our basic workers rights such as delayed payments of wage, health benefits, leave, and better working conditions. Just to go to the bathroom, or even have a drink is difficult.
Several times we’ve sent letters to the Workforce Department in Tangerang about these violations of rights, but there was never a response.
Mizuno and Adidas have publicly commited to protecting worker’s rights. Though in their agreements, no clear sanctions were mentioned. Its time they turn this commitment into reality by giving sanctions to Panarub Dwikarya in the form of order cuts.
Its time these big brands acknowledge and fight for the fate of their shoemakers.