Dutch “fair Play” campaign is released. In Switzerland, announcement de Berne and ache pour le prochain launch a take a look at on sweatshops; researchers journey to Thailand and Indonesia.
London-based totally Christian resource commissions look at of shoe factories in four Asian international locations. Published report has wonderful media effect in uk.
Australian researcher, Peter Hancock, does in-intensity file on Nike-producing manufacturing unit in Majalaya, W. Java.
PhD candidate, Bama Athreya (college of Michigan), completing subject studies for dissertation on Indonesian girls people, interviews dozens of employees from HASI and Pou Chen factories.
Sydney-based totally community aid abroad (CAA) contacts Press for alternate and compiles beneficial bibliography on battle of Indonesian employees making Nike shoes.
Washington-based Multinational display names Nike to annual “Ten Worst” list and publishes article by means of Jeff Ballinger.
College students at U. Wisconsin struggle proposed endorsement settlement with competing shoe groups. Reebok ultimately wins deal, however an embarrassing “non-disparagement” clause is deleted due to student activism.
Press for trade contacted via Interfaith middle for company obligation (ICCR).
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Portland business enterprise, Justice, Do It Nike, begins everyday protests at Nike keep.
New research by Press for exchange in Indonesia uncovers considerable violations of Nike’s personal “Code of conduct”. Reviews in several Indonesian newspapers lead with “compelled extra time” issue, due to demise of employee at Reebok-generating factory (Dong Joe).
Five NGOs in Indonesia form independent Sportshoes monitoring organization (ISMN) and pledge to increase strain on shoe groups.