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Your actions are powerful. We want a fashion industry that is fair and just for garment workers. We want to see workers’ demands met. And we will not stop until this happens. And you can help us get there.

Adidas workers around the world protesting

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Primark: Recognise this women-led union! 

Take action today and email the CEO of Primark to let them know they must act to ensure freedom of association for their workers.

Adidas workers around the world protesting

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Marks & Spencer, Superdry: Respect labour rights! 

Take action today and email M&S and Superdry CEOs to make sure brands use their power to support the workers in Sumithra Hasalaka, Sri Lanka 

Adidas workers around the world protesting

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Tell Your MP: We need a new law to hold brands to account! 

Take action today and email your local MP to let them know it’s time to end corporate impugnity. 

Adidas workers around the world protesting

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UK FASHION BRANDS: COMMIT TO LEICESTER

Leicester’s garment sector is in crisis, as brands force through discounts, make last-minute cancellations and impose financial penalties. Act now to support Leicester garment workers!

Adidas workers around the world protesting

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Tesco: Pay VK Garment workers

 For years, Tesco and its social auditor Intertek made profit from their forced labour. Now, 130 VK Garment workers are taking them to court to demand justice. Support them!

Adidas workers around the world protesting

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adidas steals from its workers 

Adidas is one of the world’s most profitable sports brands, yet workers making their clothes are systematically subjected to wage theft and union busting.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Specialized Against Wage Theft Christmas Cycle

Date: 16th December 2023
Time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Mina Road Park (BS2 9XH), Bristol
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Specialized, one of the best known bike makers, also makes clothes. And it owes money to 842 former employees of the APS sewing factory in El Salvador. We tried writing and calling but Specialized won’t respond. So we thought we might pedal over to tell them in person – Don’t specialize in wage theft!
What: Christmas-themed cycle ride to the Specialized shop in Bristol

When: 11:45 am, 16 December, Saturday

Where: Meet up point to cycle together, Mina Road Park (BS2 9XH)

We will meet at Mina Road Park (BS2 9XH) on our bikes and cycle the short journey to the Specialized shop (BS5 6XX).

We will then unfurl Santa’s naughty list with Specialized name on it. We’ll leave the store with a Christmas card and instructions on how they can get off the naughty list – by paying their workers!
Dress festive – Christmas jumpers, elf hats, reindeer horns welcome 🙂

Note: For those unable to cycle but wanting to participate, join us directly at the store for 12 o’clock.

The world is ours to win: learning from grassroots organisers in Pakistan

Date: 13th December 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mayday Rooms, EC4Y 1DH
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Two inspiring organisers with years of experience fighting for better conditions in the Pakistan garment industry are visiting the UK. This event is a rare opportunity to build grassroots links with the Pakistani labour movement, where workers face the same problems of precarious contracts, stolen wages, and overwork, and where trade unionists are harassed, intimidated and violently suppressed. By learning from each other about how organising helps workplace struggles, we can strengthen our fight for decent work in different sectors and different regions.

From Pakistan to Leicester: sharing knowledge, building international garment worker solidarity!

Date: 12th December 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: TBC, Leicester
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Leicester garment workers are invited to a meeting on Tuesday 12 December, 18:00-20:00 with two organisers with years of experience fighting for better conditions in the Pakistan garment industry, where workers face the same problems of precarious contracts, stolen wages, and overwork. By learning from each other about how organising helps workplace struggles, we can strengthen our fight for decent work in Leicester.

Good jobs for Leicester garment workers – campaign update meeting

Date: 16th November 2023
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Highfields Centre, Leicester

The Labour Behind the Label team will give you an update of the actions we’ve taken so far to convince brands to act. We will also talk about our strategy in building support in Parliament and getting commitments from the government to do more for workers in Leicester.

Good jobs for Leicester garment workers rally

Date: 1st October 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Spinney Hill Park, Leicester

Come hear from workers, campaigners and trade unions about the crisis garment workers face and how we can ensure decent jobs in Leicester!

Stop anti-worker reforms in Sri Lanka: solidarity demo

Date: 20th September 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Sri Lanka High Commission, 13 Hyde Park Gardens, Tyburnia, London W2 2LU

Come and show solidarity with workers in Sri Lanka under attack by harsh labour law reforms.
Bring banners and noise!

Labour Behind the Label at Glasgow Pride

Date: 15th July 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: TBC
Join us for the MardiGla annual Glasgow Pride event! We will come together in support of LGBTQI+ people across Scotland and spread awareness of our Queer Labour Behind the Label work!
For more info, email our Campaigns and activism lead Alena: alena@labourbehindthelabel.org

OPEN SECRET FILM SCREENING

Date: 14th July 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Shama Women's Centre, 39-45 Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0T
Join us for a film screening of the Open Secret documentary in Leicester. The 45-minute documentary looks at the historical struggles of the workers in Leicester’s fashion industry and follows the recent efforts of community groups, trade unions and brands in attempting to create concrete and sustainable changes for the workers involved.
Refreshments provided.

TRAID Late Fundraiser

Date: 27th April 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: TRAID Dalston, 106-108 Kingsland High St, London E8 2NS
TRAID presents a TRAID Late Fundraiser to support garment workers in Bangladesh. Visit TRAID Dalston for an evening of late-night secondhand shopping, in-store activities and music.

Remembering Rana Plaza – Lessons for the UK garment industry

Date: 24th April 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 6-9pm Highfields Centre, 96 Melbourne Road Leicester LE2 0DS
A special event to commemorate the Rana Plaza Disaster, including film showings, speakers, a panel discussion, and refreshments.

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