Saturday, November 22, 2014

Modern Wage Slavery

In their quest for bigger and bigger profits there is no depth to which the capitalist class will not stoop. Take the awful exploitation of Asian children in the garment industry. 'Girls as young as 11 are being paid as little as £6 a month to produce the raw materials used to make garments for sale in Britain, an investigation by The Times has found.' (Times, 15 November) The report goes on to show that 200,,000 girls are employed at many of the 1,600 spinning mills across Tamil Nadu, in what amounts to a form of slavery. RD

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