JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING WORKERS WHO STITCH FOOTBALLS.
Let us make our voices today to put pressure on FIFA. New research reveals that workers stitching soccer balls in Pakistan, India, China and Thailand continue to experience alarming labour rights violations.
Problems highlighted in the report are:
- child labour still exists in the Pakistani industry especially within home-based work.
- gender discrimination of female home-based workers, being paid the least and facing the constant thread of losing their jobs due to pregnancy;
- overtime working hours as in one Chinese factory, where workers were found to work up to 21 hours a day every day for an entire month;
- the lack of proper drinking water or medical care facilities, and even toilets, as found in Indian stitching centres.
About 75% of the over 200 workers interviewed in Pakistan were not permanent workers and therefore didn’t have access to benefits and social security.
Over the past decade, regular reports of violations of human rights in soccer ball production have been presented to key players in the industry including global brands and FIFA.
The CCC is shocked that after all of these years, low wages and other labour rights violations are still the norm and not the exception in the industry. Please remind FIFA that they are responsible for their sport, and that as fans worldwide get excited about the games, the public expects the soccer ball industry to finally live up to its promises.
Make your voice be heard today to put pressure on FIFA. New research reveals that workers stitching soccer balls in Pakistan, India, China and Thailand continue to experience alarming labour rights violations.
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