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NO CHILD FOR SALE PETITION

THERE ARE 168 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE GLOBAL WORKFORCE TODAY; 85 MILLION WORK IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS. AFTER SEVERAL FACTORY TRAGEDIES IN BANGLADESH, MANY CANADIANS ARE NOW AWARE THAT THE PRODUCTS THAT THEY PURCHASE IN CANADA MAY BE PRODUCED IN PLACES THAT AREN’T SAFE FOR WORKERS, INCLUDING CHILD LABOURERS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT SOME CHILDREN NEED TO WORK TO PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR THEIR FAMILIES, BUT WE NEED TO ENSURE THEIR WORK PLACES ARE SAFE AND FREE FROM EXPLOITATION – ALLOWING THEM ACCESS TO EDUCATION THAT SUPPORTS THEIR DEVELOPMENT.

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is an initiative that will help. This agreement requires companies with suppliers in Bangladesh protect worker’s rights and are financially responsible for ensuring that factories are safe. This includes independent inspections by trained fire safety experts, mandatory repairs and renovations financed by the companies, as well as public reporting of their efforts. We strongly urge leading Canadian retailers who have suppliers in Bangladesh to sign this Accord so that adults and children are safe from hazardous work environments.

Many Canadian companies have chosen to participate in the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. This is a good start, but we need them to take the next step and sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. This agreement, signed by Loblaw, includes independent inspections and mandatory actions to help protect the safety and rights of workers, including children.

*Leading Canadian Retailers with Suppliers in Bangladesh:

Canadian Tire (Mark’s and Sport Chek) / Target Canada / Walmart Canada / Costco Wholesale Corporation / The Children’s Place / YM Inc. (Bluenotes, Stitches, Urban Planet, Sirens, Suzy Shier) / Gap Inc. / Giant Tiger Stores Limited / Hudson’s Bay Company / Carter’s Inc.