Continuing the theme of reports from October’s meeting of our General Committee (GC) – here is something we didn’t get to as we didn’t reach “any other business” – but it’s a fair bet that delegates would have been unanimous in their support if we had.
Sainsbury’s is ditching the Fairtrade mark from some of their own-brand tea and replacing it with a ‘Fairly Traded’ label. They’ve decided to abandon Fairtrade and pilot their own scheme.
Tea farmers will no long be able to decide for themselves how to spend the money that they have earned through the Fairtrade mark.
Please come along at 2.30pm on Saturday 28th October for a photo outside the Sainsbury’s at Ann Street (just off London Road, past St Bartholomews), bringing with you a cut out of the green cup shown below, which you can print out here. Or just bring your favourite mug!
Please also sign this petition to tell Sainsbury’s not to ditch Fairtrade.