Textile workers producing for Zara were unable to receive their salaries for 3 months. The workers put new labels on the clothes they produced in protest against the fourth richest person in the world and Zara’s owner Amancio Ortega, who has prospered from the workers’ labour.
Workers reacted on social media to the evacuation of their factory in a night and the escape of its owner, who took their wages with him. The workers wrote "Please tell Zara, it has to pay our salaries" on the labels of the products they made.
In a message on one of the labels of the products the textile workers wrote:
"I made this product that you will buy, but I did not get my money. We are the workers of the Bravo factory that produces for Zara, who made the product you bought. For many years we produced for Zara. The factory was shut down in a night with no warning and we were not paid our last three-month salaries and severance allowances. Please tell Zara, it has to pay our salaries. You can support us by signing our petition at change.org. Or you can share it on social media with the hashtag #JusticeForBravoWorkers by taking a photo of this label. We, as the workers of Zara/Inditex, Next, and Mango, demand now that these brands give us basic respect and compensate us for our labour. We demand no more than our basic rights! We call on the international community to support our struggle, sign and share to support our campaign!"