Article in Marie Claire: “labored to death” mentions Nike’s Indonesia manufacturing and “Code of conduct.”
Administrative court in Jakarta overturns Manpower Ministry’s arbitrary and capricious ruling on Sung Hwa protest organizers. Ministry appeals to Indonesia’s superb courtroom.
Oxfam brochure “Made in Dignity” describes abuses in Nike-producing factories in Indonesia.
Coalition for improvement movement (Brussels) publishes record of IRENE’s Peter Pennartz: “opposition guidelines — The Case of Nike” in ICDA journal.
Sisbikum, and Indonesian NGO, helps shoe people to shape new advocacy organization (Perbupas) with elected leaders from rank-and-document.
Developpment et Paix supports new studies by way of Press for alternate in Indonesia. Information despatched out in two new Nike in Indonesia newsletters.
The international NGO forum on Indonesian development (INFID — Jakarta and The Hague) starts collection of discussions on employee rights with new york-based totally Council on overseas relations. Nike rated “worst” U.S.-primarily based multinational in worker rights area.
Amnesty international publishes in-depth examine troubles of girls in Indonesia and E. Timor with prolonged examination of lady labor activists’ plight.
Deborah Spar, Asst. Prof. At Harvard commercial enterprise faculty (HBS) does have a look at of effect of overseas investment on hard work rights in Indonesia.
Nike increases bloated marketing by using 22% even as The Economist costs Korean contractor for Nike in Indonesia, “Wages go up, however the shoppers nonetheless try and force prices down.” (referring to 30% growth in Indonesia’s minimal wage — now $one hundred fifty five a day.)
Ballinger gives paper on corporate obligation to conference on global improvement (at the same time subsidized by way of HBS, Kennedy faculty of government and Tufts).
Conference in Pisa, Italy — presentation with the aid of Press for change on Nike in Indonesia and address by newly-released Indonesian independent union chief, Muchtar Pakpahan. 2d meeting of game Shoe marketing campaign group.