Pay a Living Wage Action Week 


From October 21st - 28th 2013, Clean Clothes Campaign partners across Europe held actions on high streets and shopping centres to launch the next phase in our campaign to demand garment workers are paid a living wage.

The Pay a Living Wage campaign began with a week of action in 15 European countries. 

The week of action saw campaigners across Europe promoting a consumers’ living wage petition at press conferences, via social networks (#livingwage), films, street actions, conferences and celebrity testimonials. 

Activities in major shopping streets included pop up recruitment agencies on the streets of Stockholm and headhunters on Amsterdam's famous Kalverstraat advertising for people willing to work at least 12 hour days with no toilet breaks, wages below the poverty level in dangerous conditions. 


Living Wage breakdown