Nike get their butts kicked for 600,000 unpaid hours
A trade union representing 4,500 employees from a plant that sews sneakers accused the sportswear giant of failing to pay nearly 600,000 hours in the last two years.
After lengthy negotiations, the Seattle-based company agreed to a settlement.
Mr Bambang Wirahyoso, chairman of the national trade union, says the US$1 million will be paid in full by early February.
“The symbolism of this compensation will go a long way towards making workers here feel like they have won a significant victory”: barely $1.5 per hour following an off court settlement. Next on the list are Adidas and Puma.