Representatives of BWI and building worker’s trade union representatives from Solidarnosc and ZZ Budowlani and inspectors from the Polish Work Inspection (PIP) and colleagues from the dutch Union FNV bouw and electrical workers union in Sweden visited the building site of the new stadium in Wroclaw in south Poland.
In almost every part of the world the story is the same: garment workers don’t earn enough to support their families and as a result are forced to work excessively long hours to try to make ends meet.
The ITGLWF has developed a living wage DVD and materials to enable unions to build campaigns on the living wage. The video below is one unit taken from the DVD and looks at how workers struggle to survive on current wages. Other units of the DVD are available on the ITGLWF’s YouTube channel.
On June 12 2009, approximately 60 representatives of major sportswear brands, international and Canadian trade unions, the Olympic movement, and human rights, corporate social responsibility, and social investment organizations came together in Vancouver to discuss and debate proposals to make the Olympic Games sweat-free.
Below is a video of Professor Doug Miller delivering a presentation at the event in Vancouver.