The situation in Free Trade Zones (FTZ) is very grave, with workers working through lockdowns, at great risk to their lives. A group of civil society organisations and labour unions working with FTZ workers are sending out an urgent appeal to the international community including international brands and embassies in Sri Lanka, to apply pressure on the Government of Sri Lanka to take immediate action to manage this crisis and vaccinate workers with immediate effect.
Currently comrades of the Global Garment Workers’ Solidarity Network (GGW SoliNet) are discussing specific actions with the Dabindu Collective in support. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks!
May 30th (Sunday)
Following the #UnitedAgainstTheDragon movement the syndicates Free Workers’ Union (FAU) Hamburg and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Hamburg as well as the activist group in/progress Braunschweig initiated the Global Garment Workers’ Solidarity Network (GGW SoliNet). It sees itself as part of the Global May Day network.
We, the working group Global Garment Workers’ Solidarity Network (GGW SoliNet), are an alliance of (grassroot) labor unions, initiatives and politically interested individuals, wanting to support labor struggles in the textile industry. […]GGW SoliNet self-conception
The excessive consumption of clothing can only take place to this extend because workers in the textile industry are exploited. Wage gaps and precarious working conditions only too clearly show the system of class society beyond national borders. Our goal must therefore be to critically question the modes of production with a global and anti-capitalist orientation and, in turn, to actively fight them on the ground together.
We, as initiators of the GGW SoliNet, invite to a first online meeting to introduce this newly formed network and kick-off the networking process creating a broader basis for the GGW SoliNet.
For this meeting an online video conferencing tool will be used. Details below.
Self-organized. Anti-capitalist. In solidarity with struggling textile workers worldwide. GGW SoliNet!
- TOP1: Round of introduction
- TOP2: Introducing GGW SoliNet
- TOP3: Clarifying questions
- TOP4: Open exchange of ideas
- TOP5: Next steps
How to join the meeting
May 30th (Sunday) — noon EST, 4pm UTC, 6pm CET, 9:30pm IST
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Virtual room: bbb001hz.makeutopia.de
Please enter your name (preferably incl. your location) when entering the room.
You can access the room on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You should accept access to your microphone. Activating your webcam is optional.
Hauptseite: Global Garment Workers’ Solidarity Network
Wir, die Arbeitsgruppe Global Garment Worker Solidarity Network (GGW SoliNet), sind ein Zusammenschluss von (Basis-) Gewerkschaften, Initiativen und politisch interessierten Einzelpersonen, der es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht hat, die Arbeitskämpfe in der Textilindustrie zu unterstützen. Zusammengefunden, um die entlassenen Näher*innen der Dragon Group in Dhaka, Bangladesch, in ihrer Forderung nach ausstehenden Löhnen zu begleiten, bildete sich schnell die Notwendigkeit eines Arbeitskreises heraus, um sich auch in Zukunft mit Arbeiter*innen zu solidarisieren und ihren Kampf in die Gesellschaft entlang der Wertschöpfungskette zu tragen.Continue reading