Sweatshop Free

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Sweatshop Free is part of a movement of people across the world, who are coming together to win workers’ rights for sweatshop labourers. Our campaign brings together students and workers in a coalition capable of challenging the root causes of unacceptable working conditions.

Fall From Grace

Not only has the 2015 #1 failed to make any recognisable progress this year, the University of Plymouth has also failed to maintain it’s ranking between 2016 and 2017, falling a further two places down to 14th.

Two of the University of Plymouths lowest scores are for Ethical Investment and Workers Rights.

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UNISON Goes Sweatshop Free

logo of Unison with banner of sweatshop free victory

UNISON becomes first UK Trade Union to challenge sweatshops in their own supply chain, Who will be next?

Public service union UNISON  became the first trade union in the UK to ensure the electronics they purchase are independently monitored for workers’ rights violations. UNISON joins a growing number of institutions in Europe that have affiliated to Electronics Watch, an independent monitoring organisation that assists institutions in the public sector to improve pay and conditions for those who manufacture the goods they buy.

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October 2017

UNISON becomes first UK Trade Union to join Electronics Watch

Public service union UNISON  became the first trade union in the UK to ensure the electronics they purchase are independently monitored for workers’ rights violations. UNISON joined the growing number of institutions in Europe that have already affiliated to Electronics Watch.

Fair Trade Fortnight

2017 has been off to an amazing start for the Sweatshop Free campaign, with every University and College in Scotland joining Electronics Watch, an independent labour monitoring organisation that works to ensure the ICT purchased by universities and other public sector bodies is produced in fair conditions. That’s built on the 9 universities from England and Wales that have were already members.

20 Jan 2017

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges affiliate to Electronics Watch

Electronics Watch celebrates its first full consortium affiliation, and tenth UK University. Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), the purchasing consortium for Scotland's Universities and Colleges. All of APUC's 44 higher and further educational institutions became Consortium Affiliates of Electronics Watch through APUC.  This was the first time a whole sector of public bodies in a country had affiliated, and demonstrated the push within the sector in Scotland to achieve a transparent and fair supply chain for the products they purchase.

Sweatshop Free Sample FOI Request

This sample Freedom of Information request will help you find out how much your university or college spends on electronics and who their suppliers are.

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Sweatshop Free Students' Union Motion

Getting your students' union on board can be a really helpful way to add legitimacy and pressure for your campaign. Submit this easily editable sample motion to your students' union!

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Sweatshop Free Leaflet

A really great introduction to the aims of the Sweatshop Free campaign, perfect for handing out on stalls, outside lectures or on actions.

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13 May 2015

Edinburgh University commits to responsible electronics

The University of Edinburgh became the first higher education institution in the UK to become a member  of Electronics Watch.

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