'No Sweat' events

Why we picket Tesco

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Stuart Jordan

Since October last year, London No Sweat, has been holding regular pickets of Tesco stores in the East End, exposing the exploitation that lies at the root of Tesco’s bumper profits and focussing particularly on workers’ struggles in Bangladesh. At our meeting in March Sam Maher updated us on the situation in Bangladesh.

Since October last year, London No Sweat, has been holding regular pickets of Tesco stores in the East End, exposing the exploitation that lies at the root of Tesco’s bumper profits and focussing particularly on workers’ struggles in Bangladesh

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Organising young workers: it can be done!

Super Size My Pay

New Zealand union organiser Mike Treen and French union activist Axel Persson spoke on organising, unionising and fighting for the rights of — mostly young — workers in the fast food industry.

They were speaking at a No Sweat meeting in the University of London Union on Saturday 16 February.

Axel Persson

Between 11 and 19 February, the anti-sweatshop campaign No Sweat organised a speaker tour with New Zealand union organiser and French union activist Axel Persson.

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How the first Starbucks strike was made

Super Size My Pay

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Mark Sandell
Mike Treen, National Director of the New Zealand union Unite, will be touring the country in February as part of a No Sweat national week of action.

Mike Treen, National Director of the New Zealand union Unite, will be touring the country in February as part of a No Sweat national week of action. [Details here]

He will explain how his union organised the world’s first Starbucks strike, winning recognition and better pay. What can we learn from Unite’s approach?

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Super Size My Pay: Young workers get organised

Super Size My Pay
Mike Treen of New Zealand's Unite Union, which ran the Supersize My Pay campaign, and Axel Persson, a young fast food worker and CGT union activist from Paris, will do a speaking tour as part of No Sweat's 2008 week of action (11-18 February).

Mike Treen of New Zealand's Supersize My Pay campaign and Axel Persson, a young fast food worker and CGT union activist from Paris, will do a speaking tour as part of No Sweat's 2008 week of action (11-18 February). Details here.

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No Sweat plans action

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Jack Staunton

Over 100 anti-sweatshop and workers’ rights activists gathered in London on the weekend of 1-2 December for this year’s No Sweat conference. The theme chosen for this year’s conference by the campaign — which works within the anti-capitalist movement to argue for solidarity with workers’ movements at home and abroad — was “Beating Big Brand Exploitation”.

The workers'-rights, anti-sweatshop-conditions campaign No Sweat plans its activities for the coming months.

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Picketing, leafleting and dancing

By Heather Shaw

The highlight of No Sweat and Students Against Sweatshop’s Week of Action (18-23 Feburary) was welcoming Andreas Aullet, a lawyer working with political prisoners and their families in Oaxaca, Mexico, and taking him on a tour of the UK.

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Students against Sweatshops launch meeting

3–5pm, Saturday 23 April
2nd Floor, University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1 (Euston tube)
* Building international solidarity with workers’ struggles
* Campaigning for workers’ rights on campus
* Fighting student low wages and exploitation.
This meeting will establish a student activist network to
campaign and coordinate activity on these issues.
More information: tel 07961 040618 or email Laura Schwartz.
Sponsored by No Sweat..

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No Sweat News

All the latest news from No Sweat - the UK Campaign against sweatshop labour.

Appeal for Batay Ouvriye

No Sweat is working towards raising £2,000 for the Haitian trade union group Batay Ouvriye. You can donate online at the No Sweat website.

Fashion Show

No Sweat is putting on two fashion shows on Friday 25 February at the London College of Fashion. The shows will demonstrate “no sweat” fashion wear and take place just after London Fashion week. Tickets will be £2.50. More details www.nosweat.org.uk

Appeal for Southern Oil Company Union

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No Sweat at the ESF

No Sweat is bringing two main speakers to intervene at the ESF, with its own meetings and official seminars (time, date, place on the No Sweat website as soon as we know them).

They are: Yannick Etienne of the Bataye Ouvriye union federation of Haiti who will speak about the fight against sweatshops and how to make international solidarity; and Abdel Mabrouki of Stop Précarité, France, author of Génération Précaire, who will speak about the fight against casualisation and his experience organising fast food workers.

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