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To: University of Kent

University of Kent: Go sweatshop free!

University of Kent: Go sweatshop free!

We want the University of Kent to go sweatshop free by affiliating themselves with Electronics Watch as soon as possible! Electronics Watch is an independent monitoring organisation that will ensure the safety and protection of workers in UKC's electronics supply chain by aiding their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.

Why is this important?

The International Labour Organisation estimates that around 21 million men, women and children work in conditions of forced labour and slavery today, and we believe it is the University's responsibility to ensure they are not contributing to this horrific statistic. As of this moment, we have no guarantee that sweatshops do not play a part in our university's supply chains and affiliating with Electronics Watch is the best way to rectify this. It's also very easily done, so there's really no excuse!

University of Kent (Canterbury), Canterbury, UK

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2019-03-13 13:54:16 +0000

The university have claimed they receive the benefits of Electronics Watch through their purchasing consortia being affiliated - however this is completely UNTRUE. The ONLY way to benefit from Electronics Watch is to affiliate directly. We will continue to escalate our campaign until they agree to do so!

2019-02-12 13:36:59 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-01-31 16:17:34 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-01-30 21:57:24 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-01-30 20:35:52 +0000

10 signatures reached