‘Global Brands and Retailers Hold the Key to Snuffing out the Evil of Trafficked Labour’, Says Global Union

Author: International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation, Published on: 3 March 2009

Trafficking of workers and their subsequent slavery is a growing problem in the labour cost conscious global garment and footwear industry which is increasingly resorting to the use of migrant labour, including trafficked child workers… Neil Kearney, General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation said…“Global brands and retailers dominate the industry so hold the key to snuffing out the evil of trafficked and slave industrial labour. All need to take urgent and practical steps to rid supply chains of this modern day slavery. They can do so fairly simply by imposing contractual obligations on their suppliers". [refers to Nike]

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Related companies: Nike