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The true cost of Olympic uniforms

18 July, 2012Recent debate in the US about Team USA’s Olympic uniforms being produced in China has sparked controversy on the trend of clothing multinationals resorting to cheaper production in developing countries. This trend is not new and continues to impact workers in low wage countries, Play Fair demands that multinational companies do more.

The true cost of cheap clothes

18 July, 2012Last week United States Senators expressed dismay and outrage to learn that the uniforms for American Olympians were produced in China. But this is not new. For years unrestrained globalization has seen textile and clothing multinationals race to the bottom in the search for cheaper and cheaper production.

IndustriALL to target multinationals and governments for a living wage

19 June, 2012Delegates to the ITGLWF Living Wage conference agree that targeting multinational companies, employers and governments is crucial in the fight for a living wage.

Giving low-paid textile and garment workers leadership to win a living wage

16 June, 2012Textile, Garment and Leather workers' union from across the globe are meeting in Copenhagen to share experiences about the long struggle for a living wage in their industry.

ILO must act on living wages and against precarious work

16 June, 2012Addressing the plenary of the International Labour Conference, Said Iqbal, the leader of IndustriALL affiliate FSPMI, proposed that the ILC take action to improve wages and reduce precarious work.