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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

MSN reports that World Cup gets a yellow card on worker rights

The Maquila Solidarity Network recently commented on a report by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF):


"With the FIFA World Cup in South Africa just days away, the soccer world's leading organization is being asked to take a closer look at the dismal realities faced by soccer ball stitchers.

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MSN is supporting the ILRF in calling on the soccer ball industry to take immediate action to address the endemic problems of extremely low wages and the exploitation of temporary workers. We are urging the industry to improve conditions for the workers who produce the balls at the centre of the 2010 World Cup. You can support the appeal by signing the action alert on the ILRF web page.

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