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Many of the world's major sportswear companies contract out manufacture to smaller franchises through supply chains stretching around the world. These smaller companies - many of them based in developing countries - employ people working under some of the world's worst labour conditions. This despite the huge profits made by the big-name sportswear labels.
The Play Fair campaign aims to highlight the exploitation of these workers in the run-up to the next Winter Olympics. It is coordinated in the UK by the TUC, Labour Behind the Label and Oxfam GB and forms part of an international campaign organised by Global Unions, Clean Clothes Campaign and Oxfam International
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The most recent documents available on this subject are:How we made London2012 the most ethical Olympics so far
This document reports on the three-year Playfair2012 project and campaign which concluded when the London Olympics and Paralympic Games ended this summer.PDF version available for download
The Chosen , Nike's new global ‘Just Do It' campaign says it will bring sports to the grassroots and represents the “passing of the torch to the next generation”. However, The Chosen does not seem to include passing more of the ...PDF version available for download
Brussels, 31 March 2011 (ITUC OnLine): An international conference organised by Play Fair and the Building Workers' International is opening today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Conference will launch the BWI Campaign around the World Cup 2014, as we...
In the run up to London 2012, hundreds of delegates took collective action calling on Adidas, Nike and Pentland (makers of Speedo) to pay a living wage, respect the human right to join and form a trade union and provide job security for workers makin...PDF version available for download
The Playfair 2012 campaign wants the sportswear industry and Olympic movement to take responsibility for the working conditions in their global supply chains and ensure that workers' rights are respected. So far, the campaign has been promoted th...PDF version available for download
TUC supporting Sri Lankan garment workers to win better pay and conditions While Nike CEO Mark Parker is deciding what to do with his £8 million compensation package for 2010, the TUC is supporting sportswear workers in Sri Lanka to organis...PDF version available for download
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