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TAKE ACTION - Tell Adidas: If you can afford to sponsor the Olympics, you can afford severance pay for your...

TAKE ACTION - Tell Adidas: If you can afford to sponsor the Olympics, you can afford severance pay for your...

An offer by adidas to donate food vouchers to Indonesian workers owed millions of euros has been described as downright insulting by union representatives and labour right campaigners. The workers, previously employed at ex-addidas supplier PT Kizone, have been fighting for over a year to get adidas to pay the 1.5 million euros still owed to them in unpaid severance. Adidas' offer: a food voucher worth just 43 euros. Over the next two months adidas' name will be beamed to every corner of the world. It has paid an estimated 127million euros to be the main sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and for many of the competing athletes to wear its brand. It expects this exposure to yield billions of euros in extra sales. Yet adidas claims it can't pay a mere 1.5 million euros that are legally owed to workers who earned just 50 cents an hour making its clothes. ...

Full article: http://www.cleanclothes.org/urgent-actions/kizone-voucher

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