Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Wal-Mart, Wrangler, ASICS caught using child labor in Bangladesh fire trap Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

A CBS News crew went undercover at the Monde Apparels factory outside of Dhaka, where 1,400 workers-mostly young women, including dozens of 12-year-olds-were sewing one million boxer shorts for Wal-Mart,

The CBS crew filmed emergency fire exits blocked by cartons of garments stacked to the ceiling.
Thirteen of 15 fire extinguishers were missing.

The highest wage earned by senior sewing operators was just 24 cents an hour. Workers did not receive pay slips, and were routinely cheated of their legal wages.

Workers sewing garments for Wal-Mart, Wrangler and ASICS are paid so little they are forced to live in miserable, crowded slums, with entire families living in one tiny room made of thatch and scraps of sheet metal.

Workers are routinely threatened and coached to lie to naive corporate monitors visiting the Monde Apparels factory.