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13 Feb 2016

Sarah Butler, Guardian

Bangladesh: Asian workers making M&S clothes paid far less than living wage – report

Workers making clothes for Marks & Spencer in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India are still not being paid sufficiently, six years after the retailer promised to support the payment of a living wage in those countries...Anna McMullen, a campaigner at Labour Behind the Label, said she was “disappointed and angry” that M&S had been not been able to make a difference to the lives of workers, despite its promises...An M&S spokesperson said: “We are committed to further improving working conditions in our clothing supply chain and our work since 2010 has made a significant difference. For example, average wages at our supplier factories in Bangladesh are now 60% above the current minimum wage.