EU sources -Textile workers earn less in Eastern Europe than in China -June 18, 2014

An investigation by the Clean Clothes Campaign in ten eastern EU member states, including Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, showed that working conditions are sometimes worse than in China and Indonesia, busting myths about the ‘Made in Europe’ label.

An investigation by the Clean Clothes Campaign in ten eastern EU member states, including Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, showed that working conditions are sometimes worse than in China and Indonesia, busting myths about the ‘Made in Europe’ label. In all the countries researched an immense gap between the legal minimum wage and the estimated minimum living wage was found. The report ‘Stitched Up’ reveals that companies such as H&M, Zara, Hugo Boss, Adidas and Benetton pay their workers in Eastern Europe and Turkey the minimum legal wage, which is under the poverty threshold as defined by the European committee of social rights.

English: http://www.cleanclothes.org/livingwage/stitched-up    

 

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