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people behind products

How much does a garment worker ‘really’ earn?

In El Salvador, women employed to sew together garments for a major sportswear company

bulletwork 8 hours a day, and

bulletleave with just £2.87 (US$5.22)

41p* for the bus fare,

48p for a basic breakfast,

89p for a modest lunch,

62p for basic accommodation,

47p to provide supper for a family of three.

In Vietnam, sport shoe workers earning £1.10 per day (US$2) in 1998, had to work:

bullet2 hours to buy 6 eggs,

bullet3 hours to buy 1 kg of beans,

bullet12 hours to buy 1 kg of chicken.


* Pennies.
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