Nike faces calls to pay garment workers ahead of annual shareholder meeting

More than a dozen investors are calling on Nike to pay garment workers in Cambodia and Thailand that a labour rights group said lost wages after COVID-19 factory shutdowns, according to a Sep 7 letter to Nike’s CEO John Donahoe seen by Reuters.

The investors want Nike to provide US$2.2 million in allegedly unpaid wages to more than 4,000 workers at two suppliers in Cambodia and Thailand. Reuters could not independently verify the allegations.

The investor request could add more pressure to sportswear giant Nike, which is set to hold its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday (Sep 12). Nike already faces growing scrutiny of its supply chain, including investigations by Canadian and US government agencies.

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