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International: Adidas wants to create assistance fund for textile workers in Asia with sports equipment manufacturers
Planet Labor, 17 October 2012, n°6932 - www.planetlabor.com

Continuous critic over the working conditions at the subcontractors working for big textile firms, notably in Bangladesh and Indonesia, has caused Adidas, the German company and second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world, to suggest, on October 4, creating a joint assistance fund financed by the sector’s businesses to help textile workers affected by “non-payment of wages and benefits.” The founding modalities should be debated at a conference at the end of this month in Switzerland. Organized by the Fair Labor Association (FLA). This conference should bring together several international sportswear manufacturers, financial institutions and insurance experts. Clean Clothes Campaign is not convinced by this initiative. (Ref. 120608)

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