Sweden -Higher prices for better wages -December 09, 2013

Fashion giant H&M announced that it could raise retail prices in the future in order to pay better wages to some of the world's poorest textile workers. The announcement came at a meeting with pressure groups in Stockholm where H&M unveiled plans to improve pay rates for textile workers in countries such as Bangladesh where the minimum wage is less than $70 (50 euros) a month. The company will use its size and influence with suppliers to push for fairer wages, training for workers, and recognition of the role of trade unions in pay negotiations.

English: http://www.france24.com/en/20131209-hm-may-raise-prices-pay-workers-more/

 

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