'No Sweat' events

Zanon tour: Factories without bosses

The Zanon tile factory in Neuquen is one of many “recovered” factories in Argentina – factories taken over and run by the workers. Faced with pay cuts and redundancies – and then no pay at all – the Zanon workers occupied and began to run the factory. They are coming to Britain to discuss their experience with activists here.

Despite several attempted evictions, the workers, supported by their local community and allies have held out and even managed to dramatically increase production, sales and jobs.

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Help build No Sweat!

By Mick Duncan

No Sweat, the British anti-sweatshop campaign, began life as a national network a little under three years ago. During those three years the organisation has extended the breadth and scale of its work, which has included drives against sweatshop bosses abroad and in the UK.

Five national trade unions and the National Union of Students are now affiliated and No Sweat continues to grow, week by week.

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No Sweat news In brief

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Fair Trade Fashion

Over 100 people packed into Durham Town Hall on Friday 18 June for the latest Fair Trade Fashion Show. The event was organised by Durham University anti-sweat shop campaign, an activist group which works to raise awareness of the realities of sweatshops and support alternatives.

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Teachers' union affiliates to No Sweat

By Liam Conway and Pat Yarker

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has become the fifth national union to affiliate to No Sweat.

A motion passed at the union's annual conference, held in Harrogate, includes comprehensive policy against sweatshop labour and an action plan for campaigning.

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Support for No Sweat grows

Support for No Sweat continues to grow around the country...

Lecturers

The university lecturers' union, the AUT, passed policy on sweatshops and in support of the No Sweat campaign at its recent conference.

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International women's day, 8 March. Don't take the Mickey!

By Mick Duncan

Anti-sweatshop activists are targeting Disney to mark International Women' Day on 8 March. Women' Day is a chance to show solidarity with women workers across the world -and what better way than to highlight the plight of many tens of thousands of women workers who slave for Mickey Mouse?

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Ban the brands from our schools!

By Peter Burton, Edinburgh No Sweat

In the last year Edinburgh City Council has let the sweatshop manufacturer Adidas use our schools to promote their brand name.

Some of us don't appreciate our children being influenced in this way and we don't like sweatshop employers, guilty of routinely paying poverty wages (sometime to children), passing themselves off as people whose first concern is a person's welfare.

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