A ‘Thank You’ from food workers across the world

20 February 2015

Food workers in Thailand, Morocco and The Philippines would like to say ‘THANK YOU’ for the Valentine’s Card. The card has been very much appreciated by the unions and worker groups.

We got a great response from the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) in Thailand. They fight for the rights of Burmese workers in labour-intensive industries in Thailand, such as the shrimp industry.

Hong Sar from the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) in Thailand:
“Thank you to everyone who pledged to work for living wages. Working together, we will all be stronger and will create more change.”

Over 200 people signed the card in person and pledged to support living wages. In addition to that, our message really had a ‘social’ impact — our social media messages have been shared, retweeted and liked by thousands of people.

Here at Fairfood, we’d also like to extend our thanks for your support, too. It’s so good to know that we are not alone in wanting to see the people who pick and pack our food get a bigger bite of the cherry when it comes to wages!

The more people support our cause, the larger our leverage becomes in persuading food companies to pay a living wage to all workers. If you would like to stay up-to-date on the developments in our Living Wage campaign and related campaigns, sign up for our newsletter.