Issues

Working Conditions

Working Conditions

In many countries, a job in a factory producing clothing for the UK fashion industry is a sought-after position.  But workers across the world face a daily grind of excessive hours, forced overtime, lack of job security, poverty wages, denial of trade union rights, poor health, exhaustion, sexual harassment and mental stress.  Even in factories which on the surface look clean and modern, workers are often deprived of their internationally-recognised basic rights. Learn more about the conditions workers face here...

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FAQs

FAQs

You can choose from one of our FAQs topics - Companies; Facts and Figures or Ethical Fashion - then select an FAQ to read.  If you have a question which is not listed, please contact us.

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Workers' Rights

Workers' Rights

The basic rights that workers should be able to enjoy are set out in international human rights agreements and the conventions of the International Labour Organisation. They are referenced in many companies codes of conduct. These pages describe in a bit more detail some of the key workers' rights on which we campaign.

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Industry Issues

Industry Issues

Over the years, companies have developed a variety of responses to evidence of labour rights abuses in their supply chains.  Most began by denying that they had any responsibility for poor working conditions, saying that didn't own the factories that produced the goods they sold. Some even denied that working conditions were poor at all.  Use this section to find out different ways that companies can act to improve working conditions.

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Wages

Wages

Articles in this section give an insight into the problems with wages in many production countries, including analysis of what a 'living wage' is and the discrepancy between this and most national minimum wages.  Plus personal responses from workers regarding realistic living costs.

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Trade Unions

Trade Unions

Freedom of Association or the right to join with others and form a Trade Union to fight for better conditions and respect of working rights should be a given for workers across the world.  Unfortunately this is not always the case.  Read more about the challenges workers face in trying to improve their own situations...

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