LIVING WAGE NOW Forum – October 12 – 14th 2015

Support garment workers as they campaign for a living wage now!

Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels from 12 – 14 October 2015

Support garment workers as they campaign for a living wage now!
Support garment workers as they campaign for a living wage now!

From October 12 to 14, 2015, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) organises the Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels. For three days, CCC will take the next steps together with officials from major fashion brands, workers’ representatives from around the world and European policy makers and work towards a living wage for all garment workers.

Since 2013, the Clean Clothes Campaign network has actively supported the mobilisation for a living wage, bringing to Europe the voice of the garment workers worldwide.

Nearly three years on and the campaign has paid off with a  global movement for a living wage consolidating and businesses and policy makers committed to a common goal.

But commitment alone is not enough. Millions of workers still live in unbearable conditions. Most of the women stitching our clothes earn only 20% to 30% of a living wage. The Living Wage Now Forum will be a unique experience that will take stock of the progress made since the beginning of this unprecedented global campaign, but especially encourage brands and politicans to finally move from rhetoric to action.

 

WHO PARTICIPATES?

More than 200 participants

35 representatives of workers’ organizations from around the world;

49 representatives of the Clean Clothes Campaign global network;

8 international brands (H&M, Inditex/Zara, C&A, Tchibo, Tesco, N’Brown, New Look, Pentland, Primark) and 5 Belgian brands (E5 Mode, JBC, Lola & Liza Stanley & Stella, Bel & Bo)

Several members of the European Parliament, and Mr. Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General for Development and Cooperation;

Representatives of international organizations such as the ILO and the OECD;

Academics and representatives of organizations active in the field of business and human rights.

 

You can find the full program here:

http://www.livingwagenow.eu/uploads/images/LWN%20Forum%20program01102015.pdf

 

Here you find information about some of the speakers and more:

http://www.livingwagenow.eu/forum