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February 9, 2010

Ugly low-pay truth of high street fashion

The Times

Workers in Sri Lanka are struggling to survive on basic wages as low as 25p an hour to produce clothes for leading British retailers

As it´s known, people who work in clothes or fashion factories in developing countries like Sri Lanka, are badly paid for their jobs. They usually work 6 or 7 days a week, more than 8 hours a day, just to earn 25p an hour!!! Even in the most important companies like M & S. Despite that fact, retailers often say and publish their membership of the Ethical Trading Initiative , which promotes a code of conduct on workers rights.

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  1. marisa permalink*
    February 14, 2010 8:59 pm

    Thanks Mar. Outrageous, isn’t it? I mean, how can they have the cheek of allowing workers to be under so poor condition and then make so much profit and waste money in so many other things?

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