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I am grateful for the support of a cross party group of MPs who’ve joined me in writing to the Prime Minister calling for urgent action to end worker exploitation in parts of Leicester’s Garment Industry

Billionaires wealth is built on the exploitation of workers

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Holding back tears constituents have bravely shared their experiences of worker exploitation describing how their bosses seek to avoid detection by making their factories appear closed whilst workers’ file through back entrances; fraudulent payslips disguising actual hours worked
Unwell workers are told to keep their symptoms secret; workers are denied holiday pay & sick pay; required to make their own personal protective equipment or do without. When inspectors arrive they’re ushered out the back. This is a microcosm of the global exploitation of workers
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Good to see so much reporting on #fastfashion production in #leicester including investigative reporting - undercover Sunday times journalist who was hired in factory on Thursday. This moment has been a long time coming..../1
Former MP for Wakefield @MaryCreaghMP led an Environmental Audit Committee investigation into #fastfashion two years ago. I was one of the experts who gave evidence. Her subsequent report #fixingfashion is worth a read. Every recommendation was rejected by the government /2
Meanwhile @boohoo sent a resounding ‘fuck off’ in the form of refusing to appear or answer questions. clear that we now had a UK brand/retailer that would not be answerable. Report rejection gave green light to go for it, increase profits with no checks & balances. /3
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Today, small electric fire in @Primark‘s Myanmar factory Amber Stone. 1 exit in whole factory (no emergency exit). Security blocked exit as workers tried to exit. Injuries are from workers trampling eachother trying to get out. Same factory where unionists just fired and beaten.
Workers have been reaching out to Primark for weeks, with no assistance from the brand. Brand continues to tweet about ‘Equality’ and ‘Sustainability’ literally as workers in their factory have had their organizing rights trampled upon, been beaten by company thugs, and now this.
Historically, factory owners have neglected garment workers well-being until catastrophe strikes and they die by the thousands (ie Rana Plaza, Triangle Shirtwaist, etc). @Primark is on same path. #sustainable #fastfashion
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Thread: Our (micro)biz model is rooted in #slowfashion #zerowaste #ecofashion, we've been greening wardrobes since 2007 & reject #fastfashion 👗👡👜👒
Our Frockery #ecofashion challenge, held every Feb since 2011, celebrates #secondhand #vintage #preloved #handmade over #fastfashion…
We're pretty opinionated! 'Landfill fashion: what a waste' #frockerytalk
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