Maquila Solidarity Network
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The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) describes itself as:
"A Canadian network promoting solidarity with groups in Mexico, Central America, Africa, and Asia organizing in maquiladora factories and export processing zones to improve conditions and win a living wage."
The network is the secretariat of the Ethical Trading Action Group (ETAG) in Canada. ETAG is an advocating coalition of faith, labour, and non-governmental organizations. They advocate to promote government policies, voluntary codes of conduct, and purchasing policies that promote humane labour practices based on accepted international standards.
One policy of the network is to launch campaigns to help achieve their stated goals. Some companies or countries being focused on by MSN for a campaign include:
Past campaigns of MSN have focused on the following companies among others:
- The Walt Disney Company
- The Gap
- Hudson's Bay Company
- La Senza
- Liz Claiborne
- Gildan Activewear