Wednesday, 13 January 2010

On eve of Vancouver Games, MSN/PlayFair campaign launch website rating sportswear brands on worker rights

This morning, Kevin Thomas of the Maquila Solidarity Network was on CIUT's Take 5 to talk about the launch of the Play Fair website:

"With the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games only weeks away, an international coalition of worker rights organizations has released its rating of commitments made by major sportswear brands to eliminate sweatshop abuses in their global supply chains. The ratings are based on the responses of the sportswear companies, including Nike, Adidas, Puma and others, to a series of demands put forward by the coalition on the eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics."

It's a complicated business, but sounds like the report has done it justicc - definately worth checking out.

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