Big W: Put your words into action!
Do you believe that the women who make our clothes must be paid enough to live on? Together, we can demand Big W puts their words into action and makes real commitments to living wages.S
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Big brands can put an end to the system of entrenched exploitation and the widespread payment of poverty wages, which keeps the women who make our clothes living in poverty.
While big, powerful brands make huge revenues, the women who make our clothes struggleto survive. Women like Chameli in Bangladesh, who runs out of food to feed her family of five at the end of the month; Tania, also in Bangladesh, who only sees her young daughter twice per year; and Minh in Vietnam, who worries about her son having safe water to drink.
Australian clothing brands like Big W are part of the system that has created this injustice. Big W sources clothes from Bangladesh, Vietnam and other countries.
Bigbrands have the power to change the lives of the women who make our clothes. They can do this by making a credible commitment to a living wage –and publishing a timeframe to reach key milestones along the way.
What has Big W committed to so far?
Big W has taken some positive steps, including putting some initiatives in place to improve grievance mechanisms in their system. Their 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility strategy also states they will move towards paying living wages, and Big W are committed to working with Oxfam and other stakeholders into the future.
But as yet, Big W have not published clear milestones for action on achieving living wages with time frames.