The British Safety Council is raising funds in aid of Labour Behind the Label, a charity fighting for garment workers’ conditions across the globe.
2017 sees the British Safety Council celebrating its 60th Birthday. On 23 March it was celebrated in style with a film night and fundraiser at the iconic Regent Street Cinema in London.
The British Safety Council took this opportunity to raise funds in aid of Labour Behind the Label, a charity fighting for garment workers’ conditions across the globe. Labour Behind the Label campaigns to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry, to guarantee that standards are set and maintained and to ensure that a tragedy like the collapse of the Rana Plaza building that caused the death of more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh in 2013 never happens again.
One of their campaigns, Worker Safety, focuses on lobbying governments, brands and retailers and employers to take steps to make workplaces safe. They also campaign to ensure that, when the worst does happen, workers receive the medical and financial support they need to start rebuilding
Like the British Safety Council vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work, Labour Behind the Label believes that that no worker should have to risk their health, their safety or their lives simply by going to work. Over the years they have helped many victims of incidents like the Rana Plaza collapse to rebuild their lives. The NGO has made a positive impact by challenging brands to improve their manufacturing and production strategies and provide satisfactory wages for workers in developing countries.
The British Safety Council appreciates the generous contributions we received on 23 March for this fundraising effort, and as part of the celebrations for our 60th anniversary, we will keep raising funds until the end of 2017 to support their work.
The money raised will help Labour Behind the Label to cover urgent appeals to support workers when they need it, to raise awareness and build solidarity between consumers and workers and to continue to work with brands to ensure worker rights are respected.
Help raise money for LBL:Text RISK17 £5 to 70070
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