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Nov 04, 2007 at 01:52 AM

Play Fair 2008 is organized by:

The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and the International Textile, Garment and Leather Worker's Federation (ITGLWF). The campaign is also supported by a diverse coalition of organizations worldwide.

PlayFair 2008 Supporters

We support the aims and demands of the PlayFair 2008 Campaign.

We believe that sportswear and athletic footwear companies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), National Olympics Committees, as well as national governments must take steps to eliminate the exploitation and abuse of workers in the global sporting goods industry.

We urge them to take inspiration from the spirit of the Olympics and demonstrate to the world how the principles of fair play can be extended to the workplace...

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Play Fair 2008 is an international campaign taking place in the lead up to the 2008 Olympic Games to push for respect for workers' rights in the global sporting goods industry.

Read our complete campaign statement (pdf format), which details the steps that sportswear and athletic footwear companies, the International Olympic Committee, National Olympic Committees and national governments should take to follow up on their responsibilities to improve conditions in the sector.
Response to Beijing Olympics' Organizing Committee statement on labour rights violations

ImageFreedom of Association is the key.

Playfair 2008,  the international campaign organized by ITUC*, ITGLWF *, the Clean Clothes Campaign and their affiliates and partners  worldwide, appreciates the fact that  BOCOG and the Chinese authorities have acted upon its "No Medal for Olympics on Labour Rights" report.  BOCOG has confirmed widespread use of overtime for three of the suppliers, and the use of underage workers as well as contract violations at the fourth, Lekit Stationary. In addition to obligatory excessive overtime our report however also provides detailed evidence of workers being underpaid (for overtime as well as regular working hours), of health and safety regulations being ignored, dubious hiring practices, lack of legal maternity leave and a structural lack of safe channels for workers to report their grievances.


No Medal for the Olympics on Labour Rights

ImageNew research into working conditions at Chinese factories producing goods that bear the Olympic logo reveals child labour, excessive working hours, routine underpayment of wages and blatant disregard for Chinese labour laws.  Read the full report and find out what the IOC should be doing to improve conditions for workers



Request the IOC's immediate action to address the violation of workers' rights in their supply chains.
 Rights violations at the Yue Wong Cheong company's Shenzen facility, where 50 different items are produced under license for the 2008 Olympics, included paying workers 50% of the minimum wage, 13 hour days, health and safety problems, and using fake salary slips to hide violations from auditors sent to inspect conditions.



What you can do

Campaign demands

Specific action to be taken by the Olympic Family, the sportswear industry and governments to act on their responsibility to ensure good conditions in Olympic and sportswear supply chains.

PlayFair 2008 is organized by
Clean Clothes Campaign  •  International Trade Union Confederation  •  International Textile, Garment and Leather Worker's Federation