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8 August 2010

Gap, Next and M&S in new sweatshop scandal [India]

Author: Gethin Chamberlain, Observer [UK]

Some of the biggest names on the British high street are at the centre of a major sweatshop scandal. An Observer investigation has found staff at their Indian suppliers working up to 16 hours a day. Marks & Spencer, Gap and Next have all launched...

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2 August 2010

Better Jobs in Better Supply Chains

Author: Oxfam Hong Kong

Oxfam believes business plays a key role in poverty reduction by creating jobs that enable people to work their way out of poverty. There is a growing body of evidence that better labor standards also benefit business by boosting sales, staff...

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31 January 2010

Ugly low-pay truth of high street fashion

Author: Nicola Smith, Sunday Times [UK]

Factory workers in Sri Lanka are struggling to survive on basic wages… to produce clothes for leading British retailers... Even in the better factories supplying companies such as Marks & Spencer and Next, thousands of women work six days a week...

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7 October 2009

High street retailers accused of exploiting workers in Asia

Author: Huma Qureshi & Rebecca Smithers, Guardian [UK]

...The report, “Let's Clean Up Fashion: the State of Pay Behind the UK High Street”, published by sweatshop campaigning group Labour Behind the Label, criticised UK retailers for having "no coherent strategy" to ensure hundreds of thousands of workers...

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7 October 2009

Labour Behind the Label report says high street retailers in UK failing to ensure living wage for workers in Asia

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7 October 2009

[PDF] Let's Clean up Fashion 2009: The state of pay behind the UK high street

Author: Labour Behind the Label

...Since 2006, when ...first Clean Up Fashion Report was produced, the world has changed... In the last four years many of the biggest brands and retailers on the UK high street have publicly accepted that garment workers’ wages need to increase......

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14 October 2008

Apparel firm Cotton Traders pulls out of Burma following public boycott organised by Burma Campaign UK

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14 October 2008

Cotton Traders faces Boycott over Burma Links

Author: Burma Campaign UK

The Burma Campaign UK today called on Cotton Traders to stop sourcing clothes from Burma, or face a boycott campaign…Clothing exports are an important source of income for Burma’s brutal military dictatorship. Burmese trade unions have called on...

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12 September 2008

Fashion chains lag over living wage, says report

Author: James Meikle, Guardian [UK]

[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...

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12 September 2008

Labour Behind the Label: UK retailers making "glacial progress" towards ensuring living wage for overseas workers

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