Zara textile workers not paid in Erdogan’s Turkey

This video from the USA says about itself:

Major Fashion Company Accused Of Racial Profiling

28 June 2015

“According to a new report, Zara—the “fast fashion” clothing company that’s recently come into the spotlight after its general counsel was sued for discrimination and retaliation—has a deeply-embedded culture of racial profiling. Surprise, surprise.

The survey, which was conducted by the Center for Popular Democracy, interviewed employees at Zara’s various New York City locations and found, first, that conditions in the stores themselves are distinctly unequal.

Employees of color are reportedly twice as dissatisfied with their hours as white employees and face more scrutiny from their bosses. They also report that they are much less likely to be promoted than their white-skinned counterparts.”

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Read more here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Turkish factory workers sew desperate texts into clothes

Today, 10:11

“I made this item that you buy now, but I was not paid for it.”

Turkish factory workers sew the mentioned above and other desperate texts into Zara clothing. Employees have not been paid for three months, they say. And so, with these texts, they want to put Zara and the factory under pressure.

Shopmen of the clothing store Zara in Istanbul discovered the unusual texts on the labels, according to AP news agency. According to various media, the garments with the cries for help have been removed from the shelves.

Workers of a clothing manufacturer in Turkey left the texts in the clothing because they often do not get paid for work. The factory has closed its doors, but is faced with overdue payments to their employees.

Not insured and many overtime hours

Zara has been fined several times for violations of labour rights. In several Brazilian sewing sweatshops, where clothing is produced for the store, many workdays have no breaks. Also, employees in the Brazilian sewing businesses were often paid late.

The wages of Turkish employees in clothing factories are often too low to live on. Employees are sometimes not insured through their employer and they often do many overtime hours.

The Netherlands earlier called for “higher standards for working conditions” in Turkey. Working hours and health and safety rules must be regulated better.

Nevertheless, the Dutch government does not dare to criticize the Erdogan regime in Turkey, their NATO allies, too sharply, considering opponents of that regime whom Erdogan calls ‘terrorists’ to be terrorists as well.

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