'Press 1 for child labour' - Garment workers use cellphones to report abuses



MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Textile workers from Bangladesh to Turkey are using cellphones to report child labour, delayed wages and trafficking - a trend rights groups say shows the promise of technology in tackling abuses in the garment industry.
Two mobile services, both by U.S.-based companies, encourage workers to call toll-free numbers to anonymously log violations they see around them.
The idea is to give big brands early warning of problems at the furthest ends of their supply chains as they seek to comply with tougher legislation against labour exploitation and modern... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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