Sweatshop 'development' a boon for big business

Bell, Beverly; Erkert, Alexis
May 2013
Green Left Weekly;5/15/2013, Issue 965, p17
The article offers information about the run-of-the-mill Haitian in Haiti and discusses the working condition of clothing sweatshop in the country. It informs that labors in such factories are given 20 cents and health and safety protections are not provided to the workers. It also mentions that several labor organisations in the country have urged to increase workers' wage and protection from sexual aggression in the workplace.


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