Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Ethical Clothing Australia slams Govt for funding cut
Ethical Clothing Australia slams Govt for funding cut
22
Mar '14
Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) condemns the decision by the Federal Government to cut all funding to ECA and to abandon its ethical procurement guidelines. This decision will harm vulnerable home workers and ethical Australian businesses in the TCF industry.
 
ECA is an innovative accreditation and education program, which accredits TCF company’s supply chains for meeting all minimum Australian labour standards.  ECA has pioneered a unique model of industry collaboration involving employers, unions and community organisations in an effort to eliminate the exploitation of thousands of predominantly migrant women workers in the TCF industry.
 
Simon McRae, National Manger ECA said, “ECA’s accreditation program is internationally recognised as best practise in an industry in which exploitation is endemic.  Critically, the ECA accreditation program has assisted thousands of homeworkers in the TCF industry obtain their lawful wages and conditions.  
 
Through its training and education programs, ECA has assisted hundreds of businesses understand and comply with their legal obligations.  ”
 
Michele O’Neil, National Secretary, TCFUA and Secretary of ECA Committee said, “This is a shocking and short sighted decision by the Abbott government.  It directly hurts some of Australia’s lowest paid and most exploited workers.  The government is attempting to hide the slashing of funding to this organisation behind so-called red tape.  It’s the opposite; it’s a green light to exploitation.”
 
Damien Peirce-Grant, Chief Operating Officer of Cue said today “Cue has been a strong supporter of ECA and making clothes the right way in Australia. Cue works closely with its manufacturers and works closely with ECA to maintain an ethical workplace. 
 
We are disappointed with this decision by the government to cut funding to ECA that has been supporting clothing & footwear manufacturers, who are pioneering an ethical and innovative approach to manufacturing in Australia”  
 
While ECA will continue to support our accredited brands and fight for a fair and ethical Australian TCF industry, the removal of ethical requirements and the loss of this funding is seriously detrimental to the sector.  ECA urgently urges the Federal Government to reverse this decision to ensure that the Australian TCF industry has an ethical and sustainable future.  
 

Ethical Clothing Australia


Must ReadView All

Chinese firm sets up textile-garment chain in Vietnam

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

Chinese firm sets up textile-garment chain in Vietnam

Worldon Vietnam Co. Ltd under the Chinese Shenzhou Group is likely to ...

Courtesy: SATO Global Solutions

Information Technology | On 13th Dec 2017

Sensor networks improve inventory management

Sensor networks like radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart...

CMAI hails review of FTP as 'progressive package'

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

CMAI hails review of FTP as 'progressive package'

The Clothing Manufacturers' Association of India (CMAI) has hailed...

Interviews View All

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search