By  on June 22, 2018

A new report by the Worker Rights Consortium alleges union-seeking workers in one of Shahi Exports’ factories in Bangalore were threatened and beaten by managers.

With 50 factories in India and approximately 70,000 employees, Shahi is a leading supplier to brands and retailers. Known as Shahi Unit 8, the Bangalore factory in question makes goods for H&M, Benetton, Columbia Sportswear Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch, according to the WRC. As a result of the April 4 incident, 15 employees’ activists were terminated and 10 were assaulted — with one suffering a spinal injury and another being “nearly strangled,” according to WRC executive director Scott Nova. Those claims were corroborated by the testimony of multiple witnesses and by the victim herself, he said.

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