Sweatshop is a word that brings to mind slave labour conditions from centuries ago. But as more and more people learn of the miserable conditions endured by the workers in the clothing industry, outrage has grown and, increasingly, consumers want to know where and how their clothes are made.
Big companies in the garment industry are looking all over the world for the cheapest labour. Canadian companies are also taking advantage from abusing the rights of workers in developing countries. But we believe that we have to take a stand against sweatshop abuses and exploitation and ensure better jobs and working conditions for everyone. No Sweat campaigns’ main objective is to hold retailers, brands and manufacturers accountable for the conditions under which their products are made.
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is involved in a national campaign with its partners in the Ethical Trading Action Group (ETAG).