Approximately 80% of garment workers worldwide are women.
On International Women’s Day, join us in taking five minutes of your lunch break to support them. Here are three ways you can do that.
THREE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION
1. XR FASHION ACTION SOCIAL MEDIA STORM
2. WORKERS SOLIDARITY GROUPS
3. RAMATEX ACTION
Join @cleanclothescampaign and @labourlabel‘s action today to support the women workers of the Ramatex factory Violet Apparel (supplying Nike and Matalan). The factory was suddenly closed in July 2020 and the workers left without their legally-owed compensation.https://www.payyourworkers.org/ramatex
Later this week you can also support Brilliant Alliance (Victoria’s Secret) factories and help them get the compensation they are owed. 11th March marks one year since the Brilliant Alliance workers, who made bras for Victoria’s Secret, were left without a penny after their factory closed.https://www.payyourworkers.org/bat
Do these actions work?
Short answer: YES!
While we hope for a future where workers rights are a given and not something we have to fight so hard for, we aren’t there yet.
To remind us of the power and importance of actions like these, Clean Clothes Campaign share the success story of the Karnataka workers who won $28.6 million:
“A majority of the garment workers in Karnataka, India, who were robbed of their legally-owed minimum wage payments throughout the pandemic will now be paid the back wages they are owed. This is thanks to the tireless work of the unions in Karnataka, and members of the PayYourWorkers coalition.
Find out more on the website of the Worker Rights Consortium, which pushed really hard to make this possible and check (and share) which brands and factories are still not paying. This success shows that justice for workers is possible, and that our continued and combined efforts can make a real difference.”Clean Clothes Campaign
Happy #IWD2022 to you all!