January 30, 2006
Following the dialogue that began with many companies and sporting bodies as a result of the international Olympics campaign, a concrete set of proposals for the sportswear industry was drawn by the Play Fair alliance called: "From Athens to Beijing - a Programme of work for the Sportswear Industry."
Separate proposals were developed for the Olympic family, given their special role as organizers and licence holders.
While there is a mixed bag in terms of progress made, one thing is clear across the board: much remains to be done. In particular, commitment to the rights to a living wage and to freedom of association and collective bargaining, both in principle and in practice, is lacking. There is also much progress to be made in cooperation with local NGOs and trade unions on the ground.