Dutch retailers paying 'starvation wages' to Indian textile workers - report



CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch fashion retailers are paying "starvation wages" at factories in a major hub for the global garment industry in southern India, forcing many workers into crippling debt, a report on Tuesday showed.
Workers surveyed at 10 garment factories in and around Bengaluru in the southern Indian state of Karnataka took home on average 90 euros (£77.5) a month, and 70 percent were in debt, the report by four non-profit organisations said.
The factories were supplying Dutch brands that have "acknowledged the importance of living... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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