Play Fair at the Olympics

Submitted by Anon on 23 March, 2004 - 8:55

In the lead-up to the Athens Olympic Games in August, the Clean Clothes Campaign, Oxfam and trade unions across the world will be campaigning for sportswear workers' rights.
The campaign was launched on 4 March with events in more than 25 countries.

In Canada, Bruce Kidd, a Canadian athlete, raised a clothes-line of brand name sportswear with statistics highlighting the abuse of workers' rights.

In Austria, the federation of trade unions launched the campaign with an action in front of the office of the Austrian Olympic Committee.

In Thailand, workers' unions gathered at the Thai National Olympic Committee. On 8 March 500 women workers wore a "Play Fair at the Olympics" T-shirts as part of the Thai celebration of International Women's Day.

  • Campaign materials can be found at fairolympics.org.
  • A new report with background information and data on the sportswear industry as well as in-depth company profiles of sportswear brands such as Fila, Kappa, New Balance, Puma, Umbro can be found here

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