Sheffield students call for Adidas to pay up

Students Protest on Fargate
Students Protest on Fargate
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Angry protestors staged a demonstration against high street shoe specialist Footlocker in Sheffield because of concerns about labour rights.

Students from the People and Planet network at Sheffield University are campaigning for the firm to cut ties with sportswear giant Adidas, which, the group claims, left 2,800 workers in Indonesia without redundancy pay when it closed the PT Kizone factory in 2011.

Campaigners gathered outside Footlocker, on Fargate in the city centre, on Saturday to try to galvanise support.

Olivia Magill, from People and Planet Sheffield, said: “It has now been two years since the closure and Adidas hasn’t paid a penny of the redundancy pay it owes workers. This behaviour is irresponsible, unprofessional and unacceptable.

“Adidas needs to understand we will not give up until it has agreed to pay these workers what they are owed.”