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09 June 2006 @ 12:00 pm
Tackling sweatshops in sportswear  
Guaranteed by the International Labour Organization, freedom of association allows workers a channel to find the type of job that will get them out of poverty. A US sportswear company, Fila, was ranked among the worst of the 12 companies in the report because it has failed to address serious labor abuses.
- Oxfam's latest report on sweatshop labour

Please visit Oxfam and sign their petition. Also consider visiting Fila's website and tell them what you think of their immoral labour practices. More information in an Oxfam report available for download here.

"Everyone has the right to fair pay and conditions at work and the right to work together to achieve them. This is as true for the women who make sports gear as it is for the players who wear it." – Kelly Dent, Labour Rights Advocate, Oxfam Australia

crossposted to humanmajority, global_justice, anti_sweatshop, oxfam
 
 
 
booyacka on June 14th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
Shit I'm WEARING a Fila sweater this very moment.

O_o *feels so dirty*
wolf_hawk on June 14th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Ewww. Back away, scum.

: ) We all make mistakes. Rectify!