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2 No Sweat Coalition Partners

3 Help Make Ottawa a No Sweat City

4 Source: To amend the Purchasing Policy of the City of Ottawa, in order to ensure that, when the City procures goods and services or license its trademarks, the City does not contract with sweatshops. MODEL MUNICIPAL RESOLUTION: FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE AND COMMITMENT TO A NO SWEAT POLICY

5 We Don’t Want Our City Logo on This Source:

6 Uniforms We Are Proud To Wear Source:

7 Price Make-up of a $100 Sport Shoe Source:

8 Pressure to Perform Source:

9 Quota Signboard (Thailand) Source: High pressure to meet production quotas Wages tied to unrealistic targets – fines or firing as punishment Need overtime to earn basic wages Legal minimum wages below requirements for living

10 Garment Factory (Lesotho) Source: Delivery deadlines mean high levels of pressure Overtime hours are usually not paid at the legal rate Saying no to overtime often means getting fired

11 Sport Shoe Factory Worker (Thailand) Source: 70 to 98% of workers in the garment sector are women Their position in the global garment industry is impacted by women’s standing in their culture

12 Garment Worker (Indonesia) Standing 12 or more hours per day Seven days per week No protective gloves No protection against inhaling fibres Source:

13 73 million working children are less than 10 years old Every year, 22,000 children die in work-related accidents Facts on Child Labour 8.4 million children are trapped in slavery, trafficking, debt bondage, prostitution, pornography and other illicit activities Source:

14 Garment Factory Exterior (Lesotho) Source:

15 Worker Compound Source:

16 Worker Living Quarters Source: Many Indonesian factory workers live in huts such as these ones, often housing entire families in these small living quarters.

17 Garment Factory (Romania) Source: The garment industry is highly mobile If workers begin to demand rights, operations can simply move elsewhere, for example from Indonesia to Eastern Europe

18 Anti-Union Enforcement Source: Often union members are kidnapped and there have been cases where they have never been found. People assume that they have been killed. Workers are intimidated and afraid.

19 Anti-Union Enforcement Source: The factories tell workers that if they join a union they will lose their jobs. They are told that they will be responsible of the factory closes.

20 Source: Sweatshop Abuses Flourish When Worker Conditions Are Hidden

21 Source: Sweatshop Abuses Flourish When Worker Conditions Are Hidden

22 Sweatshop Abuses Flourish When Worker Conditions Are Hidden Source:

23 Sweatshop Abuses Flourish When Worker Conditions Are Hidden Source:

24 Sweatshop Abuses Flourish When Worker Conditions Are Hidden Source:

25 Sweatshop Abuses Flourish When Worker Conditions Are Hidden Source:

26 Sweatshop Abuses Flourish When Worker Conditions Are Hidden Source:

27 Sweatshop Abuses Flourish When Worker Conditions Are Hidden Source:

28 Source: Where is the Nation’s Capital? Canadian Public Institutions with a No Sweat Policy University of Alberta, AB University of British Columbia, BC Dalhousie University, NS University of Guelph, ON Laurentian University, ON McMaster University, ON Memorial University, NF University of Toronto, ON Trent University, ON University of Waterloo, ON University of Western Ontario, ON Queen’s University, ON Need source Municipalities with a No Sweat Policy Bathurst, NB Port Hawkesbury, NS Calgary, AB Duncan, BC Ladysmith, BC City of Nanaimo, BC Regional District of Nanaimo, BC North Cowichan, BC Saskatoon, SK St. Thomas, ON Toronto, ON Vancouver, BC Windsor, ON

29 Source: BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council and the City of commit to the adoption of a No Sweat procurement policy within the next year. MODEL MUNICIPAL RESOLUTION: FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE AND COMMITMENT TO A NO SWEAT POLICY

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