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13 Apr 2015

Labour violations & abuses rampant among suppliers of large international garment brands

Media articles cite a report by the Research on Multinational Enterprises (SOMO) concerning labour abuses in mega textile factories in India that supply to large international fashion brands, including four Spanish companies: Inditex (Zara and Bershka), El Corte Inglés, Cortefiel and Carrefour, among others.

Violations include: Child labour; limited freedom of movement; long hours of work and demanding working environment; lack of contracts; lump sum payments; denial of right of association; and lack of transparency.

Articles are linked below. The article in El Confidencial (Spanish) also includes statements from the four companies named above.