Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels

published 11-10-2015 09:55, last modified 11-10-2015 10:14
From October 12 to 14, 2015, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) organises the Living Wage Now Forum in Brussels. For three days, CCC will take the next steps together with officials from major fashion brands, workers' representatives from around the world and European policy makers and work towards a living wage for all garment workers.

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.

WHO PARTICIPATES?

  • 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)

 

Living Wage Now magazineRead more about the struggle for a Living Wage in the 

Living Wage Now magazin (PDF)
(also available in French)