Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels
Since 2013, the Clean Clothes Campaign network actively supports the mobilizations for a living wage, bringing to Europe the voice of the garment workers. The struggle paid off and victories were won. The global movement for a living wage is consolidating; businesses and policy makers are committed. But that is not enough. Millions of workers still live in unbearable conditions. Most of the women stitching our clothes earn only 20% to 30% of a living wage. The Living Wage Now Forum will be a unique experience that will take stock of the progress made since the beginning of the campaign, but especially encourage brands and politicans to finally move from rhetoric to action.
More than 200 participants
35 representatives of workers' organizations from around the world;
49 representatives of the Clean Clothes Campaign global network;
8 international brands (H&M, Inditex/Zara, C&A, Tchibo, Tesco, N'Brown, New Look, Pentland, Primark) and 5 Belgian brands (E5 Mode, JBC, Lola & Liza Stanley & Stella, Bel & Bo)
Several members of the European Parliament, and Mr. Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General for Development and Cooperation;
representatives of international organizations such as the ILO and the OECD;
and academics and representatives of organizations active in the field of business and human rights.
You can find the full program here: http://www.livingwagenow.eu/uploads/images/LWN%20Forum%20program01102015.pdf
Here you find information about some of the speakers and more: http://www.livingwagenow.eu/forum
(this website is updated regularly)
Read more about the struggle for a Living Wage in the
Living Wage Now magazin (PDF)
(also available in French)