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Action Update: Volume 34

Action Update: Volume 34

 

Find out what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

It’s a summer of protest! In this issue, you can read about our campaign for justice alongside Leicester suppliers and garment workers following the collapse of fashion brand Missguided. We are also celebrating a campaign win after Thai workers from the Brilliant Alliance factory won $8.3 million in a landmark severance settlement. There are updates on our IKEA and Matalan actions, urgent cases and much more.

Read it here: Action Update: Volume 34

 

Action Update: Volume 33

Action Update: Volume 33

 

Find out what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

It’s our birthday! Labour Behind the Label is 20 years old. In this issue, you can read about our 20 years of impact. We can also finally celebrate the signing of the International Accord, which follows its Bangladeshi predecessor in legally committing brands to work to improve factory safety. This is the culmination of an enormous campaign effort from workers and activists around the world. The Pay Your Workers campaign to get justice for garment workers following pandemic wage cuts is also making headway as Black Friday approaches. You can find out about our new exciting short film and activist toolkit, and more.

 

Read it here: Action Update: Volume 33

Action Update: Volume 32

Action Update: Volume 32

Find out what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

It’s now been over year since the shockwaves of Covid-19 have been felt globally, not least by those who make our clothes. Our #PayYourWorkers campaign is ongoing; brands are beginning many brands are agreeing to our demands and workers are being heard. In this issue you will also read about the need to continue the Bangladesh Accord and what we are doing to ensure this happens, and what you can do. We’ll also give you an update with our UK work as well as how we have been working with UNISON to improve procurement practices for all workers including those who are LGBTQ. And finally, read a fundraising update and how we are continuing to build a strong organisation, thanks to you!

 

Read it here: Action Update: Volume 32

Action Update: Volume 31

Action Update: Volume 31

Find out what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

This year has been a hard year for many, not least for garment workers who have been bearing the brunt of the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis. In this issue we will be sharing what we have been doing in the past six months and how our work is supporting workers to claim their rights. This includes our work calling out boohoo and their poor practices in Leicester and the #PayYourWorkers campaign where we are asking Primark to tell us if they have paid their workers. We will also share our Black Friday action, news related to our current urgent appeals and our upcoming matched giving campaign where each donation up to £4k will be matched!

Read it here: Action Update: Volume 31

Report: Boohoo & COVID-19: The people behind the profit

Emerging evidence indicates that conditions in Leicester’s factories, primarily producing for Boohoo, are putting workers at risk of COVID-19 infections and fatalities.

Factories in Leicester are no stranger to illegal working conditions, with numerous reports over the years showing low pay – as little as £3 – and blatant intimidation of vulnerable workers. Now however, emerging evidence indicates that conditions in Leicester’s factories, primarily producing for Boohoo, are putting workers at risk of COVID-19 infection and fatality as some factories have remained open for production during the lockdown, whilst others are now re-opening.

Published June 2020.

Action Update: Volume 29

Action Update: Volume 29

Find our what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

This issue gives you an overview of our latest campaigns to hold the garment industry to account. There is information on our sweatshop-free school uniforms campaign, calling on Trutex to operate with more transparency, a look at fast fashion giant Boohoo and poverty pay, and an update on the situation in Bangladesh and the violent repression of garment workers who protested peacefully for higher wages. There is also an update on some of our urgent appeals work, including campaigning for workers who produced for Burberry and Uniqlo to be paid the wages they are owed. 

Read it here: Action Update: Volume 29