About the Campaign

The wages that Bangladeshi garment sector workers are paid do not come close to what is needed for women to escape poverty, no matter how hard they work. This situation has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian brands and retailers are no different than other global brands as they seek to minimize the cost of production. In solidarity with unions representing garment workers in producing countries, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund joined other Canadian unions and civil society organizations to tackle the injustices in the global garment sector, in which workers, the majority of them women – and their families, are the first victims of the “race to the bottom” at the heart of corporate globalization.

The campaign aims to:

Let’s Build a strong labour-based movement by disseminating widely the results of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund’s Not Even the Bare Minimum Report and signing a pledge to Stand with Bangladeshi Garment Workers in Support of Living Wages