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2012: Commencement of the Fair Work Amendment (TCF Industry) Act
1 July All day
Many of the outworkers in the garment industry are migrant women. They are often vulnerable to exploitation due to limited English language skills or lack of knowledge about their rights as workers. The 2012 amendment to the Fair Work Act aimed at ensuring fair pay and conditions for them. Find out more here.
The amendment was the result of an extensive fair wear campaign by trade unions and community groups. At the international level, the Fair Wear Foundation continues to work for safe, dignified and properly paid work in the garment industry.
Check out the website of Ethical Clothing Australia to find out how to ensure that your clothing was not made in just conditions.