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Sunday 6 May 2012

May
6

Fair Games?

Download a copy of Fair Games? A report which investigates abuses of the human rights of workers’ in Olympic 2012 supplier factories in China, Philippines and Sri Lanka

Thursday 23 February 2012

Feb
23

TOYING WITH WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Olympic and Paralympic Merchandise is big business. The organisers of the
2012 Games estimate that the iconic London 2012 mascots Wenlock and
Mandeville will boost total sales of Olympic key rings, soft toys, stickers,
badges, backpacks and limited-edition playing cards to £1bn. This is good
news for London and the Olympics, but there is a hidden cost being paid by
the Chinese workers employed to make these goods. As athletes put in long
hours of training and battle it out to beat world records in their respective
sports, workers around the world are forced into a race to the bottom on
wages and conditions. But no medals will be awarded for their long hours,
and record breaking efforts to meet production targets on time. ‘Toying with
Workers’ Rights’ has confirmed yet again that as the demand for consumer
merchandise mounts in the build up to the Olympics, workers must work
excessively long hours of overtime, for very little pay, in often dangerous
and exhausting working environments, with employers showing little
regard for internationally recognised labour standards or national laws.

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Wednesday 20 April 2011

Apr
20

ITGLWF releases damning report on working conditions in sportswear supply chains

The Global Union representing workers in the garment industry has today released a damning report on working conditions in Asian sportswear supply chains.

Says Patrick Itschert, General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF): “This report highlights how factories supplying multinational sports and garment brands, many of whom will be kitting out teams for the London 2012 Olympics, are routinely breaking every rule in the book when it comes to labour rights”.

The report focuses on conditions in 83 factories in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Indonesia which together employ over 100,000 workers.

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