Former Croatian garment workers submit complaint to OECD

action with Novi Sindikat representativesMore than two years after the announcement that state-owned Croatian garment factory Orljava was closing, the Croatian trade union Novi Sindikat and partner organisation Clean Clothes Campaign Germany are filing a complaint against the factory’s only foreign buyer, German menswear brand Olymp, to the German National Contact Point for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Novi Sindikat and CCC Germany are demanding on behalf of Orljava’s former workers that Olymp ensures indemnification to the 172 workers who lost their jobs at the time of Orljava’s closure for damage caused by delayed payment and high inflation and mitigates the harm caused to workers.

For the full story, see the November 2023 edition of Textiles Eastern Europe.


Photo: Clean Clothes Campaign