Adidas social media storm and day of action
From 5th-10th November 2012, students took part in a social media storm against adidas. Messages were posted on Facebook and Twitter, calling on adidas to pay PT Kizone workers $1.8 million in legally-owed redundancy pay.
Then on 1st December, activists across the country staged protests outside every major adidas store in the UK, ramping up the pressure on adidas to pay their former workers.
Between 10 - 14 of May 2010, students spread the word about their universities’ attitude towards sweatshops. Across the country thousands of students Tweeted at their universities that they want sweatshops and justice for workers put back on the agenda. Hundreds signed our petition.
Week of Naked Action 1 - 7 March 2010
On the week beginning the 1 March, People & Planet university groups took part in a transatlantic week of action calling for their universities to commit to upholding the rights of the workers who make university merchandice.
The theme for the action was
I’d rather go naked than wear sweatshop clothes!
Students stripped down to their smalls, and covered themselves in strategic places with boards calling for their universities to join the Worker Rights Consortium!
The week was a massive success, with over 20 universities from the UK taking part, as well as lots of universities in the US and Canada.
Plan the international Week of Naked Action against sweatshops with students across the UK from People & Planet groups and the US from United Students Against Sweatshops. Bring ideas for action!
Fairtrade Fortnight 2010
Image © Fairtrade Foundation
The Fairtrade Foundation entitled 2010’s fortnight ‘The Big Swap’. This was a perfect theme for making a massive difference to producers in the global South. People & Planet groups asked their unis to make the Big Swap. Groups held Ubuntu tasting sessions, put on Fairtrade Fashion shows and held Fairtrade tea parties. They used these activities to build support for the Buy Right Goals
Stitched up in Honduras Speaker Tour 21 - 30 November 2009
As our Fruit of the Loom boycott became
the fastest growing and biggest garments boycott ever,
we brought Reyna Dominguez to tell the story of the mistreatment, death threats and illegal firings that accompanied her attempts to unionise and get better conditions for the workers of the factory. She toured the country with People & Planet and our allies from United Students Against Sweatshops.