Sheffield pupils in fight for clothing workers

Young campaigners at Bradfield School handed in a petition to the manager at Primark's Sheffield store
Young campaigners at Bradfield School handed in a petition to the manager at Primark's Sheffield store
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Young Sheffield campaigners have called for a chain store to do more to improve working conditions in factories supplying their shops.

The petition to Primark, signed by more than 160 pupils at Bradfield School in Worrall, was prompted by the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh, used by the firm, which killed more than 1,100 workers.

Caitlin Skene, aged 13, said: “We are not trying to shut Primark, we just want them to understand the conditions people work in are not acceptable.”

The youngsters started their campaign after learning about the disaster and conditions faced by workers in their citizenship lessons.

Matilda Priest, aged 13, said: “We wrote to the chief executives of these big clothing firms explaining these conditions are unacceptable.”

Primark is working on a long-term compensation plan for victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka.