Friday, October 26, 2012

FairTrade Activists demand H&M to be FAIR

More than half a dozen activists of a local NGO called FairTrade made a protest by laying themselves down outside at the H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) head office in Stockholm yesterday afternoon ( October 25, 2012) to show their solidarity with workers who're alleged victims of bad working conditions and low wage by its garment factory in Cambodia. Christopher Riddselius, an organizer of the protest told me that the purpose of today's protest was also to demand H&M and other garment companies to improve the existing working conditions and poor salary to their workers in Cambodia and other Asian countries. Riddselius added that consumers, other governmental and non-governmental actors also have responsibilities to put pressure on companies like H&M to be fair to the people who produce their commodities in other countries. The protest which was held at the such cold weather lasted for 30 minutes.

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