Women take on a greater role in the union, despite challenges
Sri Tentrem smiled broadly as she shared her story about her experience working in labour unions. She wore a sky-blue vest emblazoned with a bold “SPN,” the abbreviation for her union, on the left side, accompanied by a red-and-white Indonesian flag on the right.
Drusilla Brown is an Associate Professor of Economics, at Tufts University in the United States
“The biggest thing is that factory managers need to realize that their workers are human beings. When factories see workers, they are more likely to choose to be compliant.”
Dan Rees, Better Work Director, Switzerland
“I aspire to help build an industry that lifts millions of people out of poverty and treats them with dignity and respect, so we can all be proud of the things we wear.”
Elly Rosita Silaban, Union Leader, Indonesia
“I would like to see more respect for people operating behind the scenes in the fashion industry. A simple mark of appreciation for factory workers at fashion shows would be a step in the right direction.”