Brands like Zara Y Nike have been exhibited in their labor exploitation on the India. A publication of the newspaper The Guardian reveals the low salary (62 dollars a month) of which the workers of the sector are victims. There are about 400,000 employees of Karnatka, a state in the southwest of the referred country, who have not been paid for 1 year and 8 months.
In the following note, read the summary details that the British newspaper published about the inhumanity of Nike and Zara.
The article warns that Karnataka is one of the hubs of India’s garment industry, with thousands of factories and hundreds of workers producing clothes for international brands such as Puma, Nike, Zara, Tesco, C&A, Gap, Marks & Spencer and H&M.
The letter also cites testimonies from female workers who say they are in difficult situations. “One … said she was only earning about half what she needed to cover basic living costs like food and rent,” the investigation states.
For his part, the executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), Scott Nova, stated for the British publication that “In terms of the number of workers affected and total money stolen, this is the most heinous act of wage theft we have ever seen.. Garment workers’ children are starving, so brands can earn money. “
The affected brands released different statements urging their suppliers to comply with local laws. According to the same publication, WRC estimates that the unpaid salaries total more than 48 million euros.