|Issue No 29||03 September 1999|
Award Breach. Did Nike Just Do It?
Sports manufacturer Nike faces a Federal court hearing this Monday for alleged breaches of the Outworker Clause of Clothing Trades Award.
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union has initiated legal proceedings against Nike and 71 other clothing companies.
Nike is the only company that has refused to settle, has refused to sign the Homeworkers Code of Practice and refused to comply with the Award.
To draw attention to the case, the FairWaer Alliance is planning a protest action in Melbourne this Sunday, September 5 at the Nike Superstore at 1pm at the corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets
Help the campaign by writing or faxing Nike and ask them to sign the Homeworkers Code of Practice in Australia and to make sure that workers making their products anywhere in the world receive a living wage and have the right to collectively organise independent unions, work in a safe work environment, free from harassment, intimidation and forced overtime.
Tell Nike that you intend to not by their products until you have independent assurance from Nike Watch activists that their products are genuinely inspired by the needs of the workers making their products.
You Can Write to Nike general manager, Mel Sutton, Nike Australia, 28 Victoria Crescent Abbotsford, Victoria 3067 - Fax. 9292 9444 or Megan Ryan Nike Public Relations Manager in Australia.
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Interview: Net Benefits
Sean Kidney has been combining business savvy with social justice for more than a decade. He gives us his take on unions and the Net.
International: Dateline Dili
As the United Nations attempts to begin counting the votes from East Timorís independence referendum, the capital Dili is rapidly spiralling out of control.
Unions: Secret Herbs and Spices
Read KFC worker Claire Hamilton's speech to last week's Second Wave Rally.
Politics: Loosening Laborís Links?
Is Labor under Kim Beazley fundamentally changing its social appeal and turning itself into the Australian equivalent of Bill Clintonís Democrats?
Labour Review: What's New at the Information Centre
Our regular update on papers and articles for union officials and students.
History: Immigration, Racism and the Labour Movement
An upcoming conference asks some hard questions about the politics of immigration.
Satire: Crime Figures Down: NSW Elections Postponed
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Review: Trains of Treasure
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