The PayUp Fashion coalition held a worker-led press conference, inviting 200 global press contacts to learn more of the impact of brands and retailers purchasing practices during the second lockdown on workers, with workers and organizers zooming in to provide testimony from Dhaka, Yangon, Los Angeles and Colombo. The trifecta of cancellations, change in payment terms and delays has led to wage theft, layoffs without severance, and suppliers targeting union leaders. Brands unwillingness to compromise on delivery dates has led to COVID-19 outbreaks.

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