Thanks @Gentoo. The article summed up my feelings on this. I know uniforms cost a bomb but do we really have to exploit impoverished workers to save money? I mean $2 a shirt is insanely cheap. Surely people could afford $6 and pay workers properly?
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18-01-2016 11:37 #61
18-01-2016 11:53 #62
Unless in reading wrong?
Anyway, my children's school uniform don't allow any plain polo shirts. Has to be the school shirts which are half blue and half yellow. They're unisex though so my son has some hand-me-downs
18-01-2016 11:54 #63
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18-01-2016 12:02 #65
$2 Polo Shirts - Exploitation????
18-01-2016 12:06 #66
It's in the heading of the article.
Sorry why are you making such a point about this?
From the article:
Major Australian retailers Kmart and Target have come under fire for selling $2 school uniforms while factory workers are paid below levels that can cover basic living expenses.
The $2 polo shirts that are the focus of Target's national "Back to School" campaign are produced in Bangladeshi factories where wages can be as low as $97 a month.
This national minimum wage is up to 45 per cent below the "living wage" that allows workers to pay for basic food, water, shelter, clothing, and transport, according to Oxfam and international workers unions.
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18-01-2016 12:11 #67
18-01-2016 12:14 #68
I have read it. Several times now as i cannot for the life of me follow your point. You said earlier Target wasn't mentioned. Yes it was which is why I highlighted that part.
It's about cheap polos!
I give up. I'm going out.
ETA I reread your above post where you do mention Target.
I still can't follow your point, Do you not agree with the content of the article that $2 polo shirts are produced to the detriment of workers? Best & Less are also guilty but just charge more.
Last edited by Sonja; 18-01-2016 at 12:16.
18-01-2016 13:27 #69
And a few dollars might not seem much to you, but it doesn't mean it doesn't seem like much for someone struggling badly to make ends meet.
Last edited by hopeful1986; 18-01-2016 at 13:33.
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18-01-2016 14:09 #70
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