• Fri May 05 2017
  • 7:00 pm

  • Longboat Hall
  • Take Action F.A.S.T. For Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Take Action F.A.S.T. For Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Take Action F.A.S.T.
For Bangladeshi Garment Workers
Led by Artist Robin Pacific
Thursday, May 4 & Friday, May 5, 2017
In The Great Hall’s Longboat Hall
(1087 Queen St. West, entrance at side of building off Dovercourt  Rd.)
7 pm – 12 am | Admission FREE
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Come on out to an exciting event with real social impact, Take Action F.A.S.T. for Bangladesh garment factory workers, in The Great Hall’s Longboat Hall, May 4 and 5, 2017.

Lead by artist Robin Pacific and featuring:

  • Entertainment: Canadian and Bangladeshi bands, singers, dancers and food including DEYSofficial, the Bicycle Opera Project, Mou Modhubontee, Jantrik, Ittela & Meetoon, LAL, HEX, Lido Pimienta, DJs Casey Mecija and Austra.
  • Pop-Up Fashion Market: with Canadian designers.
  • Mock Sweatshop: sew three-headed tee shirts with garment workers from Workers United Canada.
  • Rana Plaza Memorial: remember those who died making our clothes.
  • Art: by and about Bangladeshi garment workers.

Toronto consumers, do your part! Take Action F.A.S.T. Tell retailers your will pay 5% more for your clothes, if the F.A.S.T. conditions are met:

  • FAIR living wage
  • ADULT labour only
  • SAFE working conditions
  • No unpaid overTIME

Sign the petition now: www.actionFAST.org

Garment workers in Bangladesh make about $98 dollars a month, often don’t get paid for overtime, work in unsafe conditions – and sometimes are children.  Managers routinely swear at them, spit on them, hit them and deny bathroom breaks. Workers attempting to organize get beaten up, arrested, and lose their jobs. Over 800 workers have died in factory fires, and 1,137 died in the Rana Plaza Factory collapse in April 2013. Garment workers are proud of their work, and want to keep their jobs. They want us to keep buying the clothes they make. If the sticker price were raised a mere 5%, these FAST conditions can be met. So the next cute $10 t-shirt you want will only cost $10.50. Support the workers who make the clothes that are likely in your closet right now. If you haven’t already, please sign the letter to retailers at change.org.

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