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10 May 2019

Report says Ethiopia's garment factory workers lowest paid among major garment-producing countries globally

In recent years, Ethiopia has launched a bold economic and social experiment by inviting the global garment industry to set up shop in the East African country. The New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights team researched the challenges and opportunities in the garment sector. Their report says that Ethiopian garment factory workers are now, on average, the lowest paid in any major garment-producing countries worldwide. It recommends that the apparel industry ensure that Ethiopian factory employees are well-trained, motivated, and paid enough to afford basic necessities. [Refers to H&M, Hanes, and PVH]

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