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Online-Workshop 24th Jan 24 "How to organize at work: the world of trade unions in fashion"

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

Dive into the complex world of empowerment through trade unions in the fashion industry with a two-hour workshop.

This intro workshop not only unveils the systemic injustices but equips you with insights into the complexities of servicing, advocating, mobilizing, and organizing within trade unions. Learn about worker representation, union activities, the limitations of umbrella unions, and the intricate web of corruption within unions. Let's navigate these critical nuances together for a more empowered and just fashion industry.

This workshop goes beyond the surface, delving deep into the critical aspects of organizing at work through the lens of trade unions.

Key Highlights:

  • Unveiling Systemic Injustices: Examine the historical roots of exploitation in fashion and understand the need for systemic change.

  • Just Labor Practices: Challenge conventional norms and explore how justice-led perspectives can reshape labor practices for the better.

  • Empowering Workers: Discover the power of trade unions in amplifying the voices of fashion workers, advocating for fair wages, safe working conditions, and dignity in the workplace.

  • Understanding Nuances: Explore the differences between servicing, advocating, mobilizing, and organizing within trade unions, and unravel the complexities of worker representation and union activities.

  • Navigating Limits: Discuss the limitations of umbrella unions and learn to navigate the intricate web of corruption within unions.

  • Strategies for Change: Gain practical insights into how individuals and communities can actively contribute to transforming the fashion landscape through trade union involvement.

  • Guest speaker:  Listen & (un)learn from my dear colleague Nandita Shivakumar (she/her) who is a campaigner and researcher working with grassroots Asian labor organizations, with a focus on advancing corporate accountability and gender justice within global supply chains.

This workshop is not just about understanding the issues; it's a call to action.

Register here.


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