Adidas have finally given in to People and Planet’s protest to pay their 2,700 Indonesian workers their legally owed redundancy pay. On Monday 22nd April, the Leeds Met Greens and Green Action members protested at local Adidas distributor Footlocker.
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On other exploited worker news, the Dhaka factory that collapsed last Tuesday 23rd April in Bangladesh has since caught fire. The trapped workers, some heard screaming from the wreckage, have little hope of being rescued. Friends and family members of the workers have been protesting on the streets against the inadequate and slow rescue attempt.
People and Planet are now hoping to arrange for campaigns at UK universities against supporting fashion and clothing made by companies who exploit their workers. The Leeds Met Greens are working with Helen Harvey, SU Ethics and Environment Officer, to bring this campaign to Leeds Met. As a public body,
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