Teachers' union affiliates to No Sweat

Submitted by Anon on 27 April, 2004 - 9:26

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.
The NUT has agreed to publicise the Ethical Threads initiative and to campaign in The Teacher magazine and school mailings to encourage schools and colleges to examine the source of uniforms and other garments with a view to insisting on 'labour mark' products.

NUT will also campaign within the TUC for the establishment of a recognised 'labour/union mark' to appear on clothes and other products indicating that they were produced by organised labour.

A No Sweat Teachers' resource pack is now available. For a copy email admin@nosweat.org.uk

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