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US watchdog probes Jockey's India partner over rights abuse allegations

Page has denied wrongdoing and called allegations of verbal abuse and workplace intimidation against employees 'outrageous'

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Apparel industry | human rights violations

Sachin Ravikumar & Chandini Monnappa | Reuters  |  Bengaluru 

A top apparel industry watchdog has launched an investigation into underwear maker Jockey International's Indian partner Page Industries Ltd following allegations of human rights abuses at one of its factories, the watchdog told Reuters. The investigation by US-based Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) comes after Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund dropped Page from its investment portfolio due to concerns of human rights violations at "Unit-III" - one of Page's Jockey manufacturing sites in Bengaluru. Page has denied wrongdoing and ...

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First Published: Wed, October 14 2020. 14:29 IST
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