May 7, 2012
"We are forced to take overtime work so at least it supplements our take-home pay. Otherwise, how can I survive with such meagre income, how can I pay rent for the small room where I stay, cope with my daily necessities, and send some money for my family in the province? At the end of the day it is zero balance; there are no savings left for whatever uncertain things may happen to me and my family."
- A worker at an adidas Olympics supplier factory in the Philippines, working at minimum wage for 10 years without a raise.
The Play Fair at the Olympics campaign has published a new report detailing working conditions in 10 sportswear factories in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines producing sportswear for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Fair Games? report uncovers continued systematic and widespread exploitation of workers in sportswear factories producing for adidas, New Balance, North Face, Columbia Sportswear Company, Next, Nike, Speedo and Ann Taylor:
This catalogue of abuses in Olympic supply chains must be addressed by the Olympic movement and by sportswear brands and retailers.