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War on Want Documents Wal-Mart and Tesco Sweatshop Abuses in Bangladesh

December, 08 2006 Share

Independent British Human Right Organization 
Slams Wal-Mart and Tesco 
For Sweatshop Labor in Bangladesh

War on Want, a highly respected independent human rights organization based in London, has just released a new report, "Fashion Victims" documenting serious human and worker rights violations at six garment factories in Bangladesh producing clothing for Wal-Mart and Tesco.

Citing exactly the same violations as those exposed in the NLC's report "Child Labor Is Back," War on Want documents routine 12 to 16-hour daily shifts, often seven days a week, with some work weeks reaching 100 hours in factories producing for Wal-Mart and Tesco, as well as mandatory and systematically underpaid overtime, wages well below even minimal subsistence levels and denial of the right to organize.   War on Want's report illustrates once again the complete failure of voluntary codes of conduct and private monitoring schemes.

Click here to access War on Want's report. 

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