Friday, October 17, 2008

BurmaCampaign Digest, Vol 14, Issue 3

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 07:57:46 -0500
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Dear Friends,

Do you want your money to end up in the pockets of Burma's Generals?

Today we launch a boycott campaign against Cotton Traders because a Burma Campaign UK investigation has discovered that they are producing clothes in Burma.

Clothing exports are an important source of income for Burma's brutal military dictatorship. Burmese trade unions have called on companies not to source clothing from Burma, as the clothing exports help to fund the dictatorship. Burma appeals to manufacturers because of its very cheap labour, ban on trade unions and lack of health and safety laws. Cotton Traders thinks it is acceptable to produce clothes in a country where factory wages are as low as 5p an hour and a factory employee working 60 hours a week could earn just �3.

More than 130 major high street clothing retailers, including M&S, Next, ASDA, H&M, Debenhams, House of Fraser and BHS, have policies not to source from Burma. However Cotton Traders are still make clothes in Burma.

Support our boycott campaign and write to Cotton Traders now: Tell them to stop sourcing from Burma and that you will be boycotting them until they stop.

Click on this link and send them a message using our automated form, it will take just 2 minutes of your time:

Thank you

Johnny Chatterton and the Burma Campaign UK team.

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