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Dispatches reveals sweatshop conditions in Leicester

Nov 16

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UK garment factories are producing clothes for our high street in unacceptable conditions

 

Channel 4's Dispatches, broadcast on Monday 8th November 2010 revealed that UK garment factories are producing clothes for our high street in unacceptable conditions

 

Monday night's Dispatches, 'Fashion's Dirty Secret,' showed shocking footage filmed by an undercover reporter, of the poor working conditions of workers at a garment fatory in Leicester which was producing clothes for several high street shops including New Look, Peacocks, Jane Norman and BHS.

 

The footage showed verbally abusive supervisors, huge workloads, long working hours and levels of pay at below half theUK's legal minimum wage. Many of the factory employees had no visa and so were unable to complain about their working conditions.

 

Read campaign group Labour Behind the Label's response to the programme here.

Labour Behind the Label are asking you to TAKE ACTION and tell retailers that poverty wages & conditions are not on.

 

Download our Clothes Shops buyers' guide to see how the companies featured in Fashion's Dirty Secret scored (published in 2008, £3)

 

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