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Sharon Sukhram's Articles

Sportswear brands commit to decent work in the Philippines

23 Aug 2012, By

On 17 August 2012, major sportswear brands sourcing from the Philippines signed a ground-breaking agreement to cooperate on promoting the right to freedom of association, and implementation of national labour laws and international labour standards in their supply chains.

Olympics block our workers’ human rights campaign

17 Aug 2012, By

Thousands of campaigners calling on Jacques Rogge and the International Olympic Committee to respect workers’ human rights have had their emails blocked by the IOC this week. As part of the Playfair 2012 campaign, we’ve been running an email action to the IOC, asking for action from the head of the Olympic movement to respect…

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Olympics: Building a better world through sport – but without respect for workers’ rights

30 Mar 2012, By

The Olympic Movement says that is aims to “build a better world through sport” and the Olympic Charter states “Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on…respect for universal fundamental ethical principles”. For the Playfair 2012 campaign this should mean respecting people’s fundamental rights at work, including the right to join/form a trade…

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