Adidas: Not Ok Anywhere



As Adidas took centre stage as the official sportswear partner of London 2012, the harsh reality of life for the workers who make their clothes was exposed.

Workers making Adidas clothes around the world are paid poverty wages, have little or no job security and face harassment or dismissal if they try and organise trade unions to defend their rights.

This is exploitation. It’s not ok for Adidas to treat workers like this in the UK, and it shouldn’t be ok anywhere else.

Exploitation. It’s not ok here. It’s not ok anywhere.

Adidas is not alone in exploitating workers around the world. Millions of workers across poorer countries face appalling working conditions making clothes for the UK high street.

Join our campaign to end the exploitation of workers around the world.

(In partnership with the Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council.)

Latest news

The Times: ‘Exploited’ workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid

9 December 2016 - 9:00am

War on Want in The Times. A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation, writes Billy Kenber. 

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War on Want gives evidence to MPs on DFID’s ‘shameful’ CDC Bill

7 December 2016 - 12:45pm

The government has serious case to answer when UK taxpayers’ money ends up in the coffers of a palm oil company linked to land grabs and labour violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lack of oversight and due diligence is shocking, particularly when DFID is seeking to siphon off more of the public’s money to its private equity arm, CDC Group.

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'Exploited' workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid. @WaronWant in @thetimes today… https://t.co/cVTGZTZ00M 16 hours 7 min ago
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