Monday, June 25, 2012

Playfair 2012 in Indonesia

For thousands of workers in countries like Indonesia the Olympics just mean longer hours and more work - the factory floors are a world away from the London glam. But Playfair 2012 recently reported conditions for some staff are slowly improving ... 

Today's post is from Playfair 2012: 

Pic: Playfair 2012
Indonesia: how are leading brands doing on respecting workers’ rights to join a union?

Promoting workers’ rights in Indonesia, The Freedom of Association Protocol supports the rights of women and men producing for global brands in Indonesia to join unions and bargain collectively for better working conditions making a change.

On June 7th 2011 an historic protocol on freedom of association was signed by Indonesian trade unions, employers and multinational sportswear brands including Adidas, Nike, Puma, Pentland, New Balance and Asics.

The Freedom of Association protocol gives companies a practical set of guidelines on how to uphold and respect the rights of workers to join together to achieve decent pay and better working conditions.

Play Fair calls on all footwear and garment brands
sourcing from Indonesia to endorse and sign the protocol.

To date, Nike, Puma, Adidas, Pentland, New Balance and Asics have all signed the protocol. These brands source their products from more than 100 Indonesian factories, which employ hundreds of thousands of workers.

Find out how the brands are doing

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