21 avril 2011

Fair Flowers-Decent labour conditions for flower workers

On the occasion of International Labor day on the 1st of May, 2011, the partners of the European-wide campaign “fair flowers – for human rights” demand the respect of internationally acknowledged labour rights for flower workers world wide. Flower workers in many countries are not allowed to join trade unions, have to work a minimum of 12 hours a day during peak seasons, are getting poisoned by highly toxic pesticides, and are not getting paid enough to adequately feed themselves. Their flowers are sold in European flower shopsand supermarkets.