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NEW PUBLICATION - Ethical Consumerism: A guide for trade unions

Issued on November 13, 2009 at 10:04 AM

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David Begg:
"In fact shoppers interest in ethical products has gone upp despite the credit crunch"

In his foreword to the new Global Solidarity publication "Ethical Consumerism" the General Secretary of ICTU David Begg writes; "Congress is very pleased to be publishing the latest in our series of publications - 'A trade union guide to ethical consumerism'. One might question the timing of the publication of such an guide given the global economic crisis that is having such a devastating effect on workers around the globe. However, the evidence suggests that the predicted demise of the ethical market - 'ethical is a fad and a luxury and now that hard times are here we'll forget this nonsense and get back to old fashioned value for money' - is not true and in fact shoppers interest in ethical products has gone up despite the credit crunch". Read the Consumer Guide -click here.