Friday, December 08, 2006

Tesco - Every Little Hurts

Next time you consider buying cheap clothes from Tesco, think twice. From the BBC:

Textile workers in Bangladesh get paid as little as five pence an hour to make cheap clothes for UK companies Tesco, Asda and Primark, a report says.

The mainly female workers regularly spend 80 hours per week in "potential death trap" factories, according to anti-poverty group War On Want.

Of course, the UK government will do little to combat this, after all, they are eager to reduce 'red-tape' (or regulation). Which makes Blair's apology for slavery sound even more hollow.

To read more, visit War on Want or read their report 'Fashion Victims'.