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2 July 2008

China: Sports companies team up with unions and NGOs to improve trade unionism and wages

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2 July 2008

Leading sports brands, unions, NGOs form working group [China]

Author: Play Fair 2008

A month before the start of the Beijing Olympics key sporting goods brands including Nike, adidas, New Balance, Umbro and Speedo are forming a ground breaking joint working group with trade unions and NGOs to explore amongst other issues how to...

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2 July 2008
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Author: Confédération Syndicale Internationale

A un mois du coup d’envoi des Jeux olympiques de Beijing, plusieurs grandes marques d’équipements sportifs, dont Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Umbro et Speedo établissent un groupe de travail avec les syndicats et les ONG pour explorer des approches...

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24 May 2006

Oxfam assesses 12 sportswear brands' labour rights records prior to FIFA World Cup - raises serious concerns

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24 May 2006

Sportswear industry Offside! on workers’ rights

Author: Oxfam

As top sportswear brands prepare to showcase their wares at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Germany, behind the scenes many sportswear workers in Asia who attempt to unionise are facing intimidation or dismissal, according to a report...by Oxfam...

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24 May 2006
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Author: Oxfam

Mientras las marcas deportivas se preparan para mostrar sus mejores galas en el próximo Mundial de Fútbol...muchos de los trabajadores que producen sus prendas en Asia no puede cubrir sus necesidades básicas y sufren discriminación, despidos o...

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30 November 2004

Ensuring a fair deal for workers [China]

Author: China Daily

By design or by chance, multinational corporations (MNCs) have become a galvanizing force behind Chinese manufacturers' increasing adherence to the nation's labour, health and safety laws...MNCs, while a positive force in corporate ethics, should also...

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16 September 2004

[PDF] Conditions of Women Workers in Special Economic Zones and Labour Standards in Supplier Factories of German Garment Retailer Companies and Brands in China

Author: Hong Kong Christian Industrial Committee

The research...is aimed at giving a sketch of the workers’ perspective of their working conditions. What is emphasized here, aside from the factual working conditions of the migrant workers in these foreign invested supplier factories, is how the...

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1 March 2004

[PDF] [full report] "Play fair at the Olympics: Respect workers' rights in the sportswear industry"

Author: Oxfam GB

The interviews reveal a pattern of abysmally low wages, workers being forced to work excessively long hours, exploitative terms of employment, bullying, sexual harassment, and physical and verbal abuse. Involvement in trade union activity is...

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