27 May '12, 9am

Child labour sucks #SWGlas

Benetton is using child labour in Turkey for the production of its garments, reveals a report published today in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. The two-page article was written by the Italian journalist Riccardo Orizio who personally conducted research on working conditions in Turkey for his article. The Clean Clothes Campaign strongly condemns the use of child labour and other forms of exploitation in the garment industry. Clean Clothes researchers noted violations of workers' rights in plants that produce for Benetton in different countries (Romania, Madagascar). The main problems mentioned by workers there were: long working hours, forced and unpaid overtime, low salaries, target systems, lack of medical assistance, dirty working environment, and sexual harrassment. Despite a social image built up through well-planned publicity campaigns, Benetton is one of ...

Full article: http://www.cleanclothes.org/news/4-companies/902-ccc-pres...

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