Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Sweatshop Fashion: "We'd be better off naked"

MEDIA RELEASE: Sweatshop Fashion: "We'd be better off naked"

MEDIA RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RADICAL SOCIETY, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

SWEATSHOP FASHION EXPOSED

Students, lead by Victoria University's Radical Society will participate in the May Day Carnival against Capitalism with an anti-Sweatshop fashion parade. This will be performed as street theatre as one of the numerous actions being organised by Wellington activist groups on Tuesday.

The parade will highlight the atrocious conditions in which our everyday clothes are produced. Featuring big name brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Adidas, while also pointing out that clothes in Glassons, Hallensteins, Kathmandu and others are just as likely to be produced in Sweatshop conditions.

"Our main focus is on the system of Capitalism that has allowed these conditions to exist. Free Trade makes the problems worse by allowing companies to shift their production to wherever labour costs are lowest." said Claire Wilson, a RadSoc spokesperson.

"In researching for this event we found that the same problems arose again and again, such as low wages, forced overtime, unsafe working conditions, and unfit housing. Frequently companies are violating their own codes of conduct." said Ms Wilson

"Personally, I think we'd be better off naked", concluded Ms Wilson

RadSoc will be joined by students from environmental group EcoAction in marching from Victoria University Quad at 1pm. The fashion parade will be held at the stage in Cuba Mall at 1:30pm.

For further information and comment, contact:
Claire Wilson, Nick Henry or Alistair Shaw 473-8566
or mobile: Catherine Belfield-Haines 025 276 1327


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government…

In fact, the polls suggest that the public seems to quite like the new government, its Prime Minister, and its proposed plan of action. Somehow, even though a Labour/Greens/NZ First government is in power, the sun is still rising and setting, on time. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Saying ‘Work For The Dole,’ Nicely

As New Zealand First learned the hard way from its two previous periods in government, small parties in MMP coalitions get blamed for the unpopular stuff done by their senior partner in power, but no one remembers the good stuff the junior player brought to the table... More>>

ALSO:

Seismic Blasting: Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against Amazon Warrior

A legal challenge against the world’s largest seismic oil exploration ship was launched at a public rally on Parliament Lawn. More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: 80,000 People Eligible For Fees Free

The Government has today made good on its 100-day promise of delivering the first year of fees-free post school training and education and industry training from 1 January next year, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Presser: Rebuilding Cathedrals, Felling Trees

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the press conference today with Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods to announce urgent legislation this week for the rebuilding of the Christ Church Cathedral. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages