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26 Oct 2006

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Intl. Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation

Multinationals Accused of Hypocrisy over China Labour Law Reform

US and European multinationals have been accused of double standards for adopting codes of conduct requiring their suppliers behave ethically on the one hand, while on the other lobbying against China’s proposed new labour laws which, if implemented, would greatly clean up the country’s supply chain. The...International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF) has written to leading US and European retailers and merchandisers, including Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco, Nike, the Walt Disney Co, Adidas, Sara Lee and DuPont, asking them to distance themselves from the position of their industry associations and to publicly support China’s proposed new labour laws...

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