Nike won’t pay 4,500 workers in Thailand and Cambodia.
The megabrand made 22 billion dollars alone in 2023. The amount that is owed to the workers is a mere 0.01% of that profit.
Nike was the poster child of poor labour practices in the 1990s and has since poured billions of dollars into improving its image, so we know if tens of thousands of Nike customers demand it coughs up the millions it owes in unpaid wages, the company will listen.
Sign the petition calling on Nike to pay workers what they’re owed now.
During the pandemic, two of Nike’s suppliers, Ramatex and Hong Seng Group, failed to follow the law in Cambodia and Thailand – illegally depriving their mostly female workforce of what they were owed. One affected worker has shared:
“When I heard that our factory closed, I felt like I lost everything...it’s hard to get money for my child’s schooling or to pay the bank, or for medical treatment when my family is sick.”
According to Nike’s own policies and international law, the brand is responsible for protecting the rights of all workers who make Nike products. Adidas, Burberry , Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, and other brands sourced clothing from Cambodia and Thailand during the pandemic and have ensured that their workers were compensated – yet Nike refuses and has sprouted lies to justify its actions.
The amount the workers are owed is a mere 0.01% of Nike’s profits, but could mean the difference between workers being able to support their families, and hunger.
Nike: #JustPayIt – pay your workers for the clothes they made you.
We know public pressure works when brands get caught exploiting workers — HUGO BOSS cut ties with a supplier using forced labour after thousands of Ekō members flooded BOSS with messages.
Now, let’s hold Nike accountable for paying its workers.