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How to Steal your Workers’ Future film

A short and powerful film about a severance theft and its impact on garment workers and their families.

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Pay Your Workers

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  • For Educators
  • For Everyone
  • For Students

How to Steal your Workers’ Future film

Theme

Type of Resource

Source

Pay Your Workers

Age Group

About this resource

This 12-minute-long film portrays two women who lost their jobs in garment-making factories. Siti, who was working at the Kahoindah factory received her severance pay after a long legal battle and a public campaign that pushed Nike to take a responsibility. Murni is less fortunate, as after she lost her job at the Jaba Garmindo factory, Uniqlo’s major supplier, she and 2,000 co-workers still fight to receive their pay. The film shows the contrast between the two women’s lives and how lack of reponsibility from giant fashion brands can leave people struggle to survive.

Why we recommend this resource

The stories are a powerful example of problems in the fashion industry that have been excacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many large fashion brands have cancelled their orders causing smaller factories to land in financial difficulties, unable to pay their workers. This is an insightful resource that highlights how lack of corporate social responsibility can threaten people’s livelihood and how unjust the fashion industry can be.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 1: No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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