On Thursday, June 12, 9:00 am ˆ 1:00 PM, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre, at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, spokespeople from major sportswear brands, international and national trade unions, human rights organizations and the Olympic movement will discuss and debate:
 
 Can workers making Olympic-branded products expect fair labour practices?
 How far and how fast do sportswear brands need to go to improve wages and working conditions?
 Does „made in China‰ equal „poor working conditions‰?
 What can companies, governments, trade unions and NGOs do to promote and protect worker rights in China?
 
Speakers at the public forum will include:
 
Caitlin Morris, Director of Compliance, Integration and Collaboration, Nike Inc.
Monina Wong, Labour Action China, Hong Kong
Doug Miller, International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers‚ Federation
Ann Duffy, Corporate Sustainability Officer, VANOC
Ginny Coughlin, Global Strategies Director, UNITE HERE
Jim Sinclair, President, BC Federation of Labour
Kevin Thomas, Director of Advocacy, Maquila Solidarity Network
 
The forum is open to the public and the media. To arrange media interviews prior to the forum, contact: Evan Stewart: <mailto:media@bcfed.ca>media@bcfed.ca, 604-430-1421, Cell: 604-220-3095
 
The forum is sponsored by: BC Federation of Labour, Canadian Labour Congress, Ethical Trading Action Group, New Westminster & and District Labour Council, Vancouver & District Labour Council.
 

 
On Thursday, June 12, 9:00 am ˆ 1:00 PM, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre, at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, spokespeople from major sportswear brands, international and national trade unions, human rights organizations and the Olympic movement will discuss and debate:
 
 Can workers making Olympic-branded products expect fair labour practices?
 How far and how fast do sportswear brands need to go to improve wages and working conditions?
 Does „made in China‰ equal „poor working conditions‰?
 What can companies, governments, trade unions and NGOs do to promote and protect worker rights in China?
 
Speakers at the public forum will include:
 
Caitlin Morris, Director of Compliance, Integration and Collaboration, Nike Inc.
Monina Wong, Labour Action China, Hong Kong
Doug Miller, International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers‚ Federation
Ann Duffy, Corporate Sustainability Officer, VANOC
Ginny Coughlin, Global Strategies Director, UNITE HERE
Jim Sinclair, President, BC Federation of Labour
Kevin Thomas, Director of Advocacy, Maquila Solidarity Network
 
The forum is open to the public and the media. To arrange media interviews prior to the forum, contact: Evan Stewart: <mailto:media@bcfed.ca>media@bcfed.ca, 604-430-1421, Cell: 604-220-3095
 
The forum is sponsored by: BC Federation of Labour, Canadian Labour Congress, Ethical Trading Action Group, New Westminster & and District Labour Council, Vancouver & District Labour Council.
 

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