Demand decent wages: multinational corporations such as Hasbro, Disney and Mattel make large profits while workers in China are exploited. Send an email directly to the CEO of one these companies.
Select an international toy brand in the list and send the email drafted by Solidar Suisse or your own text to the company’s CEO.
Dear Mister ((Name CEO))
((Name corporation)) produces most of its toys in China. There, workers toil under miserable conditions for your brand products. Because the minimum wage is not enough to live on, they work overtime to the point of total exhaustion. Your business model, which relies on price pressure and production stress for orders, dictates these conditions to the Chinese factories. This is a scandal!
A living wage is a human right!
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection."
In concrete terms, this means a reward,
- earned within the normal weekly working hours (without overtime).
- sufficient to feed two adults and two children.
- of which 50% are reserved for food every month.
- of which 40% is spent monthly on clothing, housing, transport, education and health costs.
- of which 10% is available for unforeseen expenses or savings.
With only 75 cents more per sold toy, the wages of the workers could already be doubled.
You earn (CEO Disney: >36 million $ / CEO Mattel: >9 million $ / CEO Hasbro: >10 million $) annually. It is within your power to provide the workers with a wage that enables them to live in dignity. Support this now!