- Mark McInnesCEO of Just Group
Stop exploiting Bangladeshi workers
Just Jeans are refusing to take action to stop workers from being hurt or killed -- like they were in the Rana Plaza factory fire and collapse in April this year -- by holding out on signing the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord. After more than 1000 workers were killed in this disaster, over 80 companies have signed the Accord, but Just Jeans is refusing. We need to send the CEO a message that their refusal to sign is just not acceptable!
Under the Accord, all signatory companies must agree to independent safety inspections with public reports on all Bangladeshi suppliers, mandatory repairs and renovations, the obligation by brands to underwrite the costs of safety upgrades, and repercussions for suppliers that refuse to improve conditions including the termination of business.
The Just Group owns many well known Australian brands like Just Jeans, Dotti, Portmans, Peter Alexander, Jay Jays, Smiggle, and Jacqui E to name a few.
Just Group profits from Bangladeshi workers, who are mainly women, working long hours in sweatshop conditions for very little pay. Worse yet, terrible tragedies over the past few months have shown that conditions are incredible dangerous, and often deadly.
Add your name below and tell Just Group: there’s no excuse for not protecting the safety of your workers.
- CEO of Just Group
It is not acceptable that your clothes are made by people working in unsafe conditions. Many other retailers have already promised to change.
We ask you as the CEO of Just Group to:
• Sign onto the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord
• Be transparent and open about what conditions your employees in Bangladesh are working in
As concerned consumers of Just Group products, we refuse to purchase any more of your clothes until we can be confident that the people who make your products are treated with dignity and are no longer working in dangerous - and even deadly - conditions.
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