Sunday, April 15, 2012
adidas profit from sweat shops
Factories in Indonesia are alledgedly making the adidas garments for the Olympics in London 2012 according to The Independent . The Independent uncovered widespread violations of workers’ rights in Indonesia, where nine locally owned and managed factories have been contracted to produce Olympic shoes and clothing for Adidas. The company anticipate making £100m from its Olympic lines, the mainly young, female factory employees work up to 65 hours (25 hours more than the standard working week), for desperately low pay as low as 5,000 rupiah (34p) an hour.