Wednesday 24 August 2011
On June 7th an historic agreement was reach by trade unions, employers and multinational sportswear brands on a protocol on freedom of association.
The original signed document has been translated into English and is available here.
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.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
New research into working conditions at Chinese factories producing goods that bear the Olympic logo reveals child labour, excessive working hours, routine underpayment of wages and blatant disregard for Chinese labour laws. Read the full report and find out what the IOC should be doing to improve conditions for workers.
April 2008 – Find an update on the four researched factories here
April 2008 – IOC update: No real commitment to improve labour conditions