Submitted by Meg Lewis on Thursday 17th December 2020
Published on Tuesday 12th January 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Monday 12th July 2021
Current Signatures: 12
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Work to establish a global Severance Guarantee Fund for clothing supply chains
The government must work with key stakeholders around the world to establish a global Severance Guarantee Fund to provide legally mandated severance pay and outstanding wages to garment workers in global supply chains when factories, or UK brands like Topshop or Debenhams, enter administration.
Most people making clothes for UK brands are employed in low-wage countries without social protection systems.
As UK brands go insolvent, factories - and their workers - are low on the list of creditors resulting in unpaid orders, unemployment, and unpaid wages and severance.
Garment workers in vulnerable supply chains should not pay the price when UK brands go insolvent. The government must tell UK brands to #PayYourWorkers.
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