From the Make Poverty History team:
To make poverty history we need trade justice. Yet, all too often, multinational corporations that trade around the world cause harm to communities, damage the environment and violate the rights of working people.
For over a year, Make Poverty History has called on the UK Government to make laws that stop big business profiting at the expense of people and the environment.
At the end of 2005 the UK Government published its Company Law Reform Bill. It is the biggest shake-up of company law in decades.
But at the moment, the Government’s proposals tell companies to put profits first. There is no obligation for companies to take steps to protect the health, environment and livelihoods of poor communities in the UK and overseas who are affected by their operations.
Please help us end this injustice and right corporate wrongs. Email your MP and ask them to:
- Sign a petition in Parliament (an ‘Early Day Motion’)
- Write to Alun Michael, Minister for Industry and the Regions, to ask for company law that will help make poverty history.
Click here. It will only take you a few minutes.
The Make Poverty History team
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