GARMENT WORKERS IN LEICESTER DESERVE GOOD JOBS
Leicester’s garment sector is in crisis, as a growing number of fast-fashion brands are forcing through discounts, making last-minute cancellations and imposing financial penalties.
The Guardian reported in June that brands including Boohoo and Frasers Group were forcing discounts on suppliers. Consequently, factories are closing down, resulting in workers losing jobs or having seriously reduced hours. We estimate that the number of factories in Leicester has halved since 2020, from 1,000 factories to now less than 500.
Generations of Leicester garment workers have made clothes for the world with skill and with pride.
When times are tough, fashion brands use their power to demand lower prices and push factories to closure.
Whether it’s Covid-19 or the cost of living crisis, it is garment workers who are left to pay the price.
We all deserve safe conditions at work, job security and a wage that allows us to lead full lives and take good care of our families.
By signing our petition for decent work for garment workers in Leicester, you join our call to UK fashion brands to take responsibility for the workers who make their profits.
There are no worker rights to fight for if there are no jobs. Brands must commit to proving sustainable jobs for workers in Leicester.
Leicester workers deserve good jobs!
No more race to the bottom – fashion brands must commit to their workers!
Decent work and fair pay is our right.