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source: www.mediafourdev.com/
liftthelabel/fashion_1d.htm


www.cleanclothes.org/ftp/
wearing_thin.PDF


www.ilo.org/public/english/
dialogue/sector/techmeet/tmlfi00/
tmlfi-r.pdf


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apparel Europe

In Europe also workers wages in the garment sector remain pretty low…

In UK, a significant number of smaller factories fail to pay the national minimum wage (2001):
  • an independent investigation found garment workers in factories in Leicester earning only £1.60/hour (US$2.91).
In Bulgaria minimum wage garment workers had to work (2002):

  • 1 hour 40 minutes to buy 1 kg of rice;


  • 10 hours to buy 1 kg of pork.

Women’s wages in the TCF industries remain 20-30% lower than those of men (1998).

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