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Fashion chains lag over living wage, says report

Author: James Meikle, Guardian [UK], Published on: 12 September 2008

[A Labour Behind the Label report says] [h]igh street fashion brands are making "glacial progress" towards ensuring overseas workers earn a living wage...[it] exposes…alleged sweatshop conditions, particularly among suppliers in Bangladesh and India…the report's author, Martin Hearson, says garment workers in other countries including Turkey and Morocco and in eastern Europe are also not getting a living wage…No brand surveyed is paying its workers a living wage…despite some being members of the Ethical Trading Initiative…[refers to Gap, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon Accessorize, New Look, Next, Sainsbury's, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Primark (part of Associated British Foods), Tesco, Arcadia Group, Levi Strauss, Burberry (part of GUS), French Connection, Matalan, BHS, Peacocks]

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Related companies: Arcadia Group ASDA (part of Walmart) BHS Burberry French Connection Gap Levi Strauss Marks & Spencer Matalan Monsoon Accessorize New Look Next Peacocks (part of EWM Group) Primark (part of Associated British Foods) Sainsbury's Tesco Topshop (part of Arcadia) Walmart