Telling Levis: solidarity is forever

Submitted by AWL on 15 August, 2004 - 10:34

More than 50 protesters demonstrated outside Levi's flagship store in Central London last week.
The participants were from the Haiti workers' support group, No Sweat and the GMB union.

They were campaigning on behalf of the sacked workers who make Levi jeans in Haiti.

The Levis workers were sacked when they - some of the most underpaid and exploited sweatshop workers - had the temerity to ask for a better wage and the right to join a trade union.

The demonstration was a signal to those global companies who think that they can play workers off against each other by moving their factories and contracts around the world looking for the lowest bidders. Wherever sweatshop labour is, and wherever sweatshop workers fight, activists like No Sweat will be there to build support and solidarity.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 13/09/2004 - 14:59

I Worked at the levis store in question as a student. Now looking back I realise the evil that capitalism has the capabilities of breading. All the employees were told to stick to sales targets, and exploit every aspect of the customers vulnerability to sell more items. The multi million advertising campagns, the brain washing propoganda of commercialism which have propelled, image and vanity, "being cool" by wearing the lables you are told to wear, listening to what you are told to listern to, reading what they tell you are suppost to. This is "popular media", human suffering and justice has become acceptable, it has become a need, we are hooked, we are animals of our environment, and it is the nature of our species to do so . This is realism this is human nature, we are have a full stomatch and a full plate yet we are still hungry until we die.

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