Garment workers are facing hunger, poverty, and can’t feed their families. All while big fashion brands continue to make huge profits during COVID-19.

COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on women garment workers, who have lost jobs and income. They endured harsh working conditions like gruelling hours and threats of sexual harassment and violence.

Australian brands like Just Jeans, Jay Jays, and Dotti need to step up and make commitments to support their workers through this crisis.  

Women in the garment industry often endure long hours, poor wages, and threats of violence and harassment. Many work up to 70 hours a week and can get paid as little as 40 cents an hour, making clothes and shoes that brands sell for millions.

Everyone should have the right to decent and fair working conditions. ActionAid stands with women on the frontlines of injustice in the garment industry and will be holding big brands in Australia accountable as part of the She Wears the Cost campaign.

Will you join us? Sign a petition, take action on social media or donate to the Pledge your Purchase appeal to stand in solidarity with women garment workers.

Take action on social media  

Tweet at Nike

Tweet: Nike must pay the 1,200 garment workers in #Cambodia fighting for severance and wages after losing their jobs overnight when Violet Apparel #Nike factory closed in July 2020. @Nike #JustDoIt #PayYourWorkers #SheWearsTheCost 

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Facebook & Instagram

For Facebook & Instagram, by commenting on a current post, you’ll make sure the brand sees it. 

You can come up with your own message, or edit, copy, and paste the one below: 

“I am asking that Nike immediately pay the 1,284 garment workers in Cambodia fighting for severance and wages after they lost their jobs overnight when the Violet Apparel factory closed in July 2020. Garment workers, many of them women, are being pushed further into hunger and poverty while Nike made over US$1 billion in profit in just three months this year. Workers are demanding wages and benefits owed to them – Nike, pay the workers now!” 

Facebook: Click here to write a comment on one of Nike’s posts.

Instagram: Click here to write a comment on one of Nike’s posts

Just Jeans, Dotti, and Jay Jays  

Facebook & Instagram  

For Facebook & Instagram, by commenting on a current post, you’ll make sure the brand sees it. 

You can come up with your own message, or edit, copy, and paste the one below: 

“I would like to see [insert brand name] urgently step up and support the women garment workers who make your clothes. Garment workers are some of the worst impacted by job losses during COVID-19 and many are being pushed further into hunger and poverty. I ask that [insert brand name] commits to supporting garment workers during COVID-19 by ensuring workers in your supply chain are paid their full wages and signing onto a severance guarantee fund so workers aren’t left destitute if their jobs are terminated.” 

Facebook: Click on the links to write a comment on one of Just Jeans, Jay Jays, and Dotti’s posts.  

Instagram: Click on the links to write a comment on one of Just Jeans, Jay Jays, and Dotti’s posts 

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