Australia: Oxfam highlight brands failing to pay garment workers living wage in 'Naughty or Nice' list

Author: Australian Associated Press, Published on: 4 December 2019

"Australian fashion brands paying overseas workers 62 cents an hour, Oxfam says", 25 November 2019

...Ahead of the Christmas season, Oxfam Australia has released a list of fashion brands that have failed to make commitments ensuring payment of living wages to women making their clothes in countries like Vietnam or Bangladesh.

Some of the big names appearing on the list include Just Jeans, Peter Alexander, Jay Jays, Myer, Rivers, Katies and W. Lane and Big W...Zara is also on this list for failing to publish the factories where its clothes are made...

...The report published by Oxfam is called Naughty or Nice, and it is part of a two-year campaign started in 2017. Oxfam has been monitoring some of the most iconic Australian clothing retail brands, as well as some of the largest international brands that have entered the Australian market...

...None of the brands appearing to fail to pay living wages contacted by AAP have commented on the issue...

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