Behind the Beijing Olympics are workers producing sportswear and equipment, usually rewarded with poverty wages, bullying, unsafe working conditions and excessive overtime in factories, sweatshops and homes, from Bulgaria to China.
This TUC Fact File contains a series of fact sheets and activities to help trade union tutors and activists inform others about the unfair labour practices in the global sporting goods industry and how to tackle them in the lead-up to London 2012.
Five fact sheets: Containing the latest Playfair campaign research on the global sporting goods industry and workers' rights.
Four sets of activities: Empowering trade unionists to make a difference, in their workplaces and as consumers.
This fact file is the sixth in a series assisting the trade union movement make international development their work. It has been produced with the helpful support of the UK Department for International Development. To download all fact files click here
Briefing document (200 words) issued 30 Jul 2008
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