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SWEATSHOP workers were yesterday revealed to face beatings and humiliation as they churn out clothes for BHS — on slave wages of just TEN PENCE an hour.
Grieving workers are SACKED if they dare to try to take time off to attend family funerals.
Brutal officials who impose compulsory overtime regularly CHEAT exhausted workers out of much of their paltry pay.
The High Street chain — whose knitwear sells for between £15 and £35 — boasts a code of conduct stating: "When customers buy our goods we want them to be confident that they have been produced under acceptable conditions."
Last night a shocked spokeswoman for BHS revealed: "We are investigating urgently with the supplier who has used one of these factories for BHS production. "It appears that there have been a number of violations of our code."
Arcadia Group also owns Burton, Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins.
Profits last year were £190.4million.
The 10p pay means it would take 320 hours for a worker to earn enough for a £32 "multi-stitch" jumper from BHS's popular Olive and Olivia range.
Charles Kernaghan, director of respected US watchdog the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, declared: "The factories are operated like minimum security prisons."
Annoyingly what gets me, If I try to buy a slave Im somehow a sick criminal but if corprorations buy them its ok???
ipads wouldnt cost a few hundred bucks anymore they would cost thousands upon thousands of dollars a pop, coffee, chocolate, fruits, leather, just about every component we use in finished products would cost hundreds of times what they do now.
so people will make a big deal about this, and all that will happen, is the company will find another s**t hole of a country with probably a cheaper workforce, and then move they're business there instead. then what will happen too these people......probably starve too death....but hey, atleast you won't feel guilty about buying your cheap products.
Originally posted by Ixtab
reply to post by Dr Cosma
Yip all true, but our economy would essentialy collapse, the only reason we enjoy the lifestyle we do is on account of the fact our government have enslaved a great number of people and there nations into supporting us. Its always been this way. And failing some sort of global cataclysm/dark age scenario it will continue to be this way until two things happen.
Robots not humans take over menial labour/manufacturing roles the world over.
Money ceases to exist.
Until then were screwed and totaly and utterly complicit in this machine that influences every facet of our life.
A big deal? Don't you think it's a big deal?
The company will find another country (interesting words you chose for economically poorer countries, shows your class) and do the same of course.
But, the word is out and less people will shop there and that's the sort of chain reaction that's needed
I can't believe you actually support this on the basis that people will starve to death.....