Premier Investments – owner of Just Jeans, Jay Jays, and Dotti – is about to meet for its annual shareholder meeting in early December. ActionAid Melbourne activists are holding a special shadow event on Tuesday 23 November at 6pm Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra /5pm Brisbane /3pm Perth to push the company to step up its support to garment workers.
Black Friday fashion sales are expected to be bigger than ever this year, with companies set to make soaring profits. But what about the women workers who make these clothes and shoes?
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on women garment workers. When brands cancel orders, delay payments, or pressure factories to give discounts, they push the costs of the pandemic onto women who are already some of the lowest paid workers in the world. Many have lost jobs and can’t feed themselves or their families.
Companies need to step up their support garment workers. Join us on Tuesday 23 November at 6pm AEDT / 5pm AEST / 3pm AWST for a special event featuring local and international speakers. Instead of Premier Investments, meet ‘Premier Commitments’, its board and guest speakers, and see how this company can transform its profits into supporting the rights of women garment workers!
Where: Zoom – RSVP and you’ll receive a link to join
When: Tuesday 23 November, 6-7pm Sydney Melbourne Canberra / 5-6pm Brisbane / 3-4pm Perth
Guest speakers include:
Morium Nesa, Manager of Women’s Rights and Gender Equity, ActionAid Bangladesh
Morium has more than 10 years experience in women rights programmes in Bangladesh. In her current role, Morium leads ActionAid’s decent work campaign with a focus on the capacity building of workers, employers, and other stakeholders. Her work includes various important women’s rights issues, such as gender-based violence in workplace, and workers’ rights.
Sunzida Sultana, Programme Director of Karmojibi Nari, Bangladesh
Sunzida has 24 years experience working in the development space in Bangladesh for prominent non-government organisations on issues such as gender, workers’ rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, local government, governance, climate change and environmental issues. Since 2015 she has worked as the Director of Programmes at Karmojibi Nari, a national-level organisation working to ensure the rights of women and workers.
DISCLAIMER: This is a shadow Annual General Meeting (AGM). ActionAid Australia does not endorse or have any affiliation with Premier Investments. ActionAid Australia acknowledges that this event is a sideline event to raise awareness of labour rights and is in no way an official AGM for legal purposes.