Worker Exploiter: Adidas

Major brand uses workers unfairly

Example

Thousands of women make clothes for Adidas in the UK. They have forced overtime, and yet barely make enough to live. However, Adidas is a major clothing brand around the world and is a sponsor for Olympic athletes. Why is this allowed to happen?

http://www.waronwant.org/olympics-home

Global Worker Exploiter: Adidas

- In Sri Lanka, some workers live on $2.47 a day. This is only just above the UN's poverty line.

http://www.labourbehindthelabel.org/issues/item/1044-fair-games?-next-and-adidas-workers-speak-out


- In the July of 2012, over 1,300 workers were fired from the PT Panarub Dwi Karya facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, which worked for Adidas. Similar firings were reported by other facilities,

http://usas.org/2013/11/08/victory-in-nicaraguan-adidas-factory-as-adidas-garment-workers-stage-global-protest/


- While Adidas makes hundreds of audits (official inspections) a year of its factories, workers from its Indonesian factories say that they have to lie or else lose their jobs.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/factory-workers-are-forced-to-lie-during-adidas-safety-inspections-7644018.html