Monday, July 19, 2021

Nike sweatshops: inside the scandal

There is plenty of propaganda and fake news in the MSM about Uyghur forced labour in the Xinglian region of China, but the evidence of Nike exploitating its workers is mainly ignored. 

 After it emerged in the 90s that Nike's factory workers were allegedly toiling in inhumane conditions, the company pledged to fix things. But has anything changed?

According to the ethical clothing advocacy group Good On You, Nike is certified under the Fair Labor Association Workplace Code of Conduct. But a 2018 report by the Clean Clothes Campaign, found that Adidas and Nike still pay “poverty” wages to workers. The report called on both Nike and Adidas to commit to paying "living" wages (the amount of income needed to provide a decent standard of living) to its workers.

With an annual revenue of over $US30 billion it should be able to afford it.

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Nike sweatshops: inside the scandal

Nike claims to have improved things since this film was made, but by how much? 

 Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh

Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh is the ultimate video for exploring the sweatshop issue. Using Nike as a case study, the film documents first hand the widespread and oppressive and exploitative labor practices in the developing world.


Ahmed Fares said...

"The only thing worse than being exploited by a capitalist is not being exploited by a capitalist." —Joan Robinson

Peter Pan said...

Building a factory must be easier than building sanitation infrastructure.