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Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
This is an endemic problem that goes way beyond Dubai using cheap migrant labour. Why do you think that corporations use overseas labour? Because it is cheap and because there are no labour laws to protect these 'employees'. Gap, Primark, Tesco and Nike, to name but a few, all use overseas labour, and most of that labour is exploited. Little girls who should be at school gaining an education are too busy sewing sequins onto throwaway clothing lines for a tuppence a pop and as long as we buy those clothes why should the corporations stop? We all play a part in this.
We have labour and employment laws to protect us, they don't, that is why they will and always will be exploited until we stop buying crap knowing that these people are being exploited. Very simple economics at play here.
A building is different of course, different employment practices but it is a cog in the same machine. We shouldn't though assume that we are better because we have laws to protect us from exploitation. Everytime we buy a Nike shirt or Gap Jeans we are saying it is okay. It is a vicious cycle and someone has to break it. At the very least we should all be seeking out 'ethical' products and ensuring that small children are not being used to ensure that we get everything on the cheap.
Originally posted by sir_chancealot
Ah, yes. For some of these posters, it's all ok as long as the slaves are treated just a BIT better, right?
New law: You cannot employ slave labor if you have not been a slave for a minimum of 5 years. There. Problem fixed.
Originally posted by AGENT_T
Originally posted by drsmooth23
Great idea.. ermm.. what is it that Dubai makes that America can 'make instead'?
Originally posted by invisiblewoman
I can't function if say one of my pets is sick or someone I know is having a crisis,what kind of disconnect enables these people to laugh when all this misery is all around them?
Originally posted by susieseahag
What kind of animal is that in your picture???
reply to post by Snift