Teachers’ union representatives and pension trustees from across Canada participated in a November 15th, 2013 webinar co-sponsored by the British Columbia Teachers Federation and SHARE entitled “How teachers and teachers' unions are working to stop child and forced labour.” The webinar focused on the use of child and forced labour in the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, how the products of that harvest may make their way into clothes that are sold in Canada.
A complete audio recording of the one-hour webinar is available here.
Copies of the visual presentations from Matthew Fischer-Daly and Kevin Thomas are available here:
Why is there a global boycott of Uzbek cotton?
Engaging with companies on supply chain practices: Responsible Investors and the cotton supply chain
Additional classroom resources for teachers on child labour are available here:
Searchable resources and lesson plans: http://globaldimension.org.uk/news/item/13643
The geography of my stuff: http://bit.ly/1cY941N
"Products of slavery” interactive world map: http://productsofslavery.org/
Contemporary Slavery Teachers’ Resource: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/learning/slavery-today
Oxfam teaching resource on children’s rights: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/childrens-rights