The human face of production

Labour rights article written on the 26 May 2010

Photo: Tim Herbert/OxfamAUS

English / Bahasa
I always hope that Adidas consumers will think more about the issues faced by the people who make the shoes that they wear. Don’t just be influenced by the sports shoes advertisements that emphasise luxury, wealth, strength and quality. Instead try to look behind the scenes at the workers who make those shoes and see the human face of production.

As for my message to Adidas: try to strengthen the workers rights to unionise so that workers are not exploited by their employers. There are already too many workers who have worked for decades without ever receiving their rights.

I also think that workers themselves should try their best to organise, so that they can pass on their messages effectively.
I always hope that Adidas consumers will think more about the issues faced by the people who make the shoes that they wear. Don’t just be influenced by the sports shoes advertisements that emphasise luxury, wealth, strength and quality. Instead try to look behind the scenes at the workers who make those shoes and see the human face of production.

As for my message to Adidas: try to strengthen the workers rights to unionise so that workers are not exploited by their employers. There are already too many workers who have worked for decades without ever receiving their rights.

I also think that workers themselves should try their best to organise, so that they can pass on their messages effectively.

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Pesan saya terhadap pemegang merek, cobalah untuk selalu memperkuat serikat-serikat agar buruh tidak bisa dibodohi oleh pihak perusahaan. Sudah cukup banyak buruh yang bekerja bertahun-tahun tapi tidak mendapatkan hak yang normatif.

Di sisi lain, buruh juga wajib berusaha untuk berserikat agar bisa menyampaikan tuntutannya dengan sebaik-baiknya.

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