Monday, April 23, 2007

Tesco, Asda, Adidas, low wages, violence...

Paiman - shown here with his wife and two children in front of their rented room - works in the Panarub factory which makes football boots for Adidas in Indonesia. My salary is not enough to provide necessities for my family so I had to take out a loan, he explains.
Photo: M. Revaldi.


"In Bangladesh young women are working for as little as 5p an hour to make clothes for Asda and Tesco while working up to 14 hours a day for weeks on end... Tesco reported annual profits of more than £2.5bn last week" - 6p a T-shirt. 30p an hour for shelling cashews. Supermarkets accused of exploiting women

"After the shooting of labor leader Gerardo Cristobal on April 28, 2006, and the killing of bishop Alberto Ramento, chairman of the board of the Workers Assistance Center on October 3, 2006 (!), more labor activists active in the Province of Cavite were shot."

"On February 24, Hy Vuthy, president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia at the Suntex garment factory, was shot dead while riding his motorbike home..."

"Adidas: Demand reinstatement for dismissed union leaders at your Indonesian supplier!"

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