Wednesday 20 April 2011
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.
Friday 27 July 2012
Light the Flame for workers’ rights! The Olympic games commence today and Play Fair is calling on activists to light the flame for workers’ rights. Over 3,000 sportswear and Internat…
Monday 07 May 2012
Workers making Olympic sportswear for London 2012 for top brands and high street names including adidas and Next are being paid poverty wages, forced to work excessive overtime and threatened with i…