ACTU joins a coalition of trade union and civil society organisations from around the world calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and end their complicity in the Chinese government’s human rights abuses. These abuses include arbitrary mass detention of an estimated range of 1 million to 1.8 million people and a program to “cleanse” ethnic minorities of their “extremist” thoughts through re-education and forced labour. This involves both detainee labour inside internment camps and multiple forms of involuntary labour at workplaces across the region and even in other parts of China. 

You can read the press release here and the call to action here.