Play Fair is a global campaign coordinated by international trade union federations and NGOs; namely the International Trades Union Federation (ITUC), the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF), the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC). The campaign calls on those who organize and profit from sports events to take specific steps to ensure that workers making sporting goods and building venues are not exploited, and that international labour standards are respected in the workplace as well as in the stadium.
The campaign began in the run up to the 2004 Athens Olympics and was the biggest anti-sweatshop mobilization ever, organising 500 local campaign events organised across 35 countries, and managing to collect more than half a million signatures in support of the campaign.
Since then, campaigns have been organised around many sports, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and the 2010 South Africa World Cup. Campaigns aimed at event organisers, construction companies and sport goods brands are currently being run in advance of the Ukraine and Poland European Cup, the London 2012 Olympics and the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
Friday 27 July 2012
Light the Flame for workers’ rights! The Olympic games commence today and Play Fair is calling on activists to light the flame for workers’ rights. Over 3,000 sportswear and Internat…
Monday 07 May 2012
Workers making Olympic sportswear for London 2012 for top brands and high street names including adidas and Next are being paid poverty wages, forced to work excessive overtime and threatened with i…