PlayFair: London 2012 to Rio 2016
Evidence shows that the sportswear industry and Olympic movement have a poor track record on workers' rights.
London 2012 to Rio 2016
Conference 2012 recognised the good work of the PlayFair 2012 campaign in relation to the London Olympic Games. In particular, obtaining the agreement of the London Organising Committee to adhere to the Ethical Trading Initiative code.
PlayFair organisation now turns its attention to the 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games to ensure the rights of workers in the sportswear industry across the globe continue to improve. Prospect will support the PlayFair campaign to ensure this is continued for PlayFair 2014 and beyond.
Prospect delegation to the 2012 TUC Congress show their support for the campaign.
(Photo supplied by Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk)
PlayFair 2012 campaign
Millions of people are employed in the global supply chains that produce kits for Olympic teams, and the sportswear and Olympic souvenirs available on our high streets. These mainly women workers, not just the athletes, help to make the Olympics possible.
Take part in the campaign to raise awareness and get the manufacturers to up their game: use PlayFair's online game, enter the world of a sports merchandise worker, and tell Adidas, Nike and Pentland to raise the bar on rights.
PlayFair 2012 is coordinated by the Trades Union Congress and Labour Behind the Label, and involves trade unions and other campaigning organisations. You can find more information in the campaign videos.
Historic agreement signed
As a result of work by the international Play Fair Alliance an historic agreement was signed between major brands, Adidas, Nike, Pentland, Asics, New Balance and Puma, Indonesian unions and employer in June 2011.
News of this agreement has helped boost Playfair’s work by demonstrating to beneficiaries the progress that can be made.