Turkey - Child labour for EU retailers - October 31, 2016

An undercover BBC investigation has found Syrian refugee children have been making clothes on factories for EU retailers. The investigated factories were producing clothes for retailers such as Marks and Spencer, Asos, Mango and Inditex. Many clothes for EU brands are now made in Turkey because it is closer to Europe and producers are used to dealing with last-minute orders. Concerns are rising about the exploitation of workers after the arrival of almost three million Syrian refugees. Some workers interviewed felt that they were being exploited, because of pitiful wages and terrible working conditions. All investigated companies say they carefully monitor their supply chains and do not tolerate the exploitation of refugees or children.

English: http://www.bbc.com/news/business ...   

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