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The Loss of Neil Kearney

Nov 23

Our sincere condolences go to the wife and daughters of Neil Kearney, General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation on his untimely death this past week at the age of 59.

A native of Ireland, Mr. Kearney was a tireless advocate for the rights of workers in textile, garment and leather factories around the world.  His willingness to constantly travel the globe to pursue the fair treatment for workers was renowned by those of us in the CSR profession.  He made his voice and views well known through the International Labor Organization, trade unions and numerous other groups he helped found and support.

Tens of thousands of workers in factories around the world lost a true supporter this week.   Part of his legacy will be that his contributions and influence will live for years and decades to come.


Steve Jesseph

Chief Executive Officer

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22 April 2010
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22 January 2010
I listened only last evening to a program on Radio 4 .Neil was clearly and expertly explaining the need for the improvements that he had championed for so long .
He will be missed by all in this area and at every sewing machine in Asia
27 November 2009
Sincere condolences to the family of the late Neil Kearney. His cause for millions of workers around the globe will not go in vain. R.I.P

Faiz Omar,
MAS Intimates (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka
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