There’s Blood on Dem Shoes…
To those who like their “bling-bling”, know what you’re wearing!
Sportswear brands ‚Äòoffside‚Äô on workers‚Äô rights
As global sports brands crank up their advertising for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, sportswear workers in Asia are struggling to earn a living.
Oxfam International‚Äôs report Offside! Labour Rights and Sportswear Production in Asia examines how sports brands are tackling the problem of sweatshops in their industry with a particular focus on workers‚Äô freedom to form and join trade unions.
The report features nine case studies that document how sports brands have responded to evidence of labour rights abuses in particular factories. In some cases they have responded well and addressed the problems while in others labour abuses have continued.
Ultimately, a bigger challenge remains to persuade sports brands to make sure human rights are respected right across their supply chain. The report assesses how much effort sports brands have made to improve labour rights for all workers who make their products.
Read the full report here: oxfam.org.au