22 Oct '12, 2pm

@Adidas holds "fundamentally flawed" conf, solves nothing f/workers. @peopleandplanet @WarOnWant @USAS and us protest

@Adidas holds "fundamentally flawed" conf, solves nothing f/workers. @peopleandplanet @WarOnWant @USAS and us protest

Anti-sweatshop campaigners from the US and Europe today united to condemn a summit to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday organised by adidas, intended to deal with the issues workers face when its supplier factories close. Whilst United Students Against Sweatshops, the Clean Clothes Campaign, War On Want and People & Planet welcome comprehensive, long-term solutions to workers’ rights abuses in adidas’ supply chain, they say the summit is “fundamentally flawed” and an “empty rhetorical gesture” as workers in Indonesia that made adidas products have been waiting for severance payments for over a year. The summit, convened by adidas is to discuss a new scheme, termed the Provident Fund, which the company claims “would provide coverage to workers affected by factory closures and non-payment of wages and benefits.” The representatives of ex-workers from PT Kizone, a f...

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