The campaign aims to get church members, especially in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada, who buy clothes imported from Bangladesh to write to retailers and politicians pressing for better wages and working conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers.
Spearheading the campaign, Moderator Bishop Paul S Saker of COB said: “We need to work together to ensure just wages and good conditions for the garment workers in Bangladesh.”
It launched on 5 September 2013 at the Methodist Central Hall in London invited church organisations and local press to hear more about the campaign and see the campaign’s resource pack which was produced by the Anglican Alliance in association with Church of Bangladesh Group including Church of Bangladesh, Church Mission Society, Church of Scotland, Council for World Mission, Diocese of Llandaff (Church in Wales), Methodist Church in Britain, Oxford Mission, and Us (United Society)
The pack encourages people in the UK, US, Canada and Australia to put pressure on their retailers and calls for justice for the people who supply their clothes. A letter is also available to download, which can be sent to retailers, MPs or elected representatives, to ask them to take action to ensure better working conditions for this oppressed group of people.