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Solidarity Factory
โรงงานสมานฉันท์
Dignity Returns
เมื่อคนงาน “กู้ศักดิ์ศรีความเป็ นคน” คืนมา
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This is the world that is still not quite a women world !


ASEAN
POWER GAME

Capitalist CONTROL A
MALE DOMINATED of development S
E
policy decisions Exclusive A
corporate N
strategies
To
da
Non-stop Human Right’s violations y

Public intervention SUPPRESSION of


FORBIDDEN Freedom of Association
Huge gap
ZERO between
participation of poor people RICH and poor

INDUSTRIALISATION by EXPLOITATION
of people’s rights & cheap labour
Patterns for
Change:
Labour Rights
in the Garment
Industry

Catch me if
you can!
Horizontal approach – equality, respect, solidarity
Going
beyond Local action Global
Mobilization solidarity
dialogue

Grass-root movements, trade unions, civic society, int’ NGOs, funding agencies, etc.

Diversity Rights self-determination

Natural resources Environmental rights Self subsistence


Eco-systems Human rights Food
Peoples & tribes Labour rights Land
Cultures Women rights Water
Political systems Children’s rights Forest
Life-styles Participatory Coast
democracy
Beliefs  etc.
 Social welfare and
Religions
security
LGBT, etc.
etc.
Asian FOA, FOM
-People
- unions
Rights based
-Movements approach
-Effected people

Visions

Strategies

issues
Inter
Asian demands gov’t
- NGOs
-Unions ASEAN
-Movement Facilitating Gov’t
They said gov’t must do….
Lin Tech
B Kennet
Textile
Subcontract

A Penny
Top line Bed &
Bath Sub

 C
 Sub Sub
Sub
Sub
Bangkok Bangkok Bangkok
 Bangkok

Sub
Sub Korat
Mae Sod
Sub
Lam Pang

PRODUCTION CHAIN IN THE NEO-


When cats become tigresses and tigers

Minister for Labour surrounded by


In order to have their voice
heard!
• 300 workers occupied Minister of Labour for 3 months.
• A woman worker jump from the fence to stop Minister
car, 200 surrounded the car in order to talk to the
Minister to take care of their problem.
• To earn an income for the fight, their start their
subcontract and making clothes at the MOL ground.
• 4 women 3 men shave their head to protest of
inefficient of the MOL and announce hunger strike.
• They win the case – changing the law, getting
compensation, start their “Solidarity Group Factory” to
produce ethical clothes,
• But the Thai authority still cannot arrest the employer
Minister of Labour
ground floor
became their home
for 3 months!
They
receive
d many
visitors
from
local
and
internati
It is legitimate onal
fight, though we
No one is
forgotten,
conducting
spiritual
ceremonies
to hold
everyone
heart
together!
Rally to ILO, UN, Brands office, Gov’t house
They walked
many
kilometers to
make their
problem
heard!
Start
factory in
the MOL
building,
to earn
money for
the
demonstr
ation!
Solidarity Group Factory!

• Factory by
workers, for
workers and
of workers.
• promote
workers’
brand
“Dignity
Returns”
We can start our own
factory, it is getting
easier!
We are the union,
no contract – no peace!

We have
many other
more choices

We can go back to
farm, if we have to.
Workers’ brand is possible!
Solidarity Factory
Organic economy:
lesson learned from Thailand
ORGANIC FOOD FOR THE WORLD
BIODIVERSITY
PEOPLE’S DEMOCRACY
GENDER EQUALITY
Pro-Poor policies Land reforms
Freedom of Assembly Subsidies for organic farming
Social welfare Future ASEAN
ASEAN ASEAN International Women’s Day
Cross-Cultural Institute 2011

Cross-cultural Gender
education education

SOLIDARITY DEMOCRATISATION
Su Mai Su
(Will we
Fight?

Su Su