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4 April 2009

Models stage 'sweatshop' protest [UK]

Author: BBC News [UK]

…Campaign group No Sweat staged the protest outside Primark's [part of Associated British Foods] flagship store urging "decent working conditions and a living wage" for garment workers… Mick Duncan, the secretary of No Sweat…said: "We don't want them...

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8 March 2009

Cheap, cheerful and ethical? Primark says it can be done

Author: Ian Johnston, Independent [UK]

Primark is a retailer that divides the nation. To many, it is a shoppers' paradise of amazing bargains. For others, the cut-price clothing chain represents fast fashion, exploitation and capitalism at its worst. Embarrassed by a BBC exposé in January...

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11 January 2009

Primark in storm over conditions at UK supplier

Author: Dan McDougall, Observer [UK]

Primark [part of Associated British Foods] was at the centre of a storm last night over allegations that illegal immigrants paid just over half the minimum wage had been employed to make...knitwear for one of the firm's... ranges...[A]n investigation ...

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5 December 2008

Retailers accused of ignoring Bangladeshi workers' plight

Author: Matthew Taylor, Guardian [UK]

Workers producing clothes in Bangladesh for some of the UK's biggest retailers are being forced to work up to 80 hours a week for as little as 7p an hour, according to a report published today. The study from War on Want claims that conditions in six...

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5 December 2008

[PDF] Primark response to Fashion Victims II, Friday 5th December 2008

Author: Primark

…Primark [part of Associated British Foods] is constantly reviewing and working on improvements to the working conditions of the people in its supply chain. We have an extensive auditing programme, supplier training programme and work with other third...

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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1 December 2008

Follow-up report finds still no improvement in working conditions at Bangladeshi factories supplying Asda, Tesco & Primark

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1 December 2008

[PDF] Fashion victims II: How UK clothing retailers are keeping workers in poverty

Author: Khorshed Alam, Seb Klier & Simon McRae, War on Want

This report is a follow-up to War on Want’s…[2006] report on the Bangladeshi garment industry…It again focuses on garment factories producing clothes for Primark [part of Associated British Foods], Tesco and Asda [part of Wal-Mart]…[T]his report shows...

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26 June 2008

As London Fashion week ends, War on Want says UK retailers failing to ensure living wage for garment workers in their supply chains

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26 June 2008

Following rise in Tesco, Primark profits, War on Want says firms “cashing in” on recession by exploiting garment workers, based on previous reports

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