A recent investigation into a fast-fashion retailer revealed that their workers are paid as little as 35 cents for each item of clothing they make, and are forced to work 18-hour days.
The investigation also found that the workers do not get weekend breaks and are only given one day off per month.
It is obvious that these working conditions are unacceptable. But this got us thinking. We want to know what you think acceptable working conditions are?
Over to you:
- What does paying workers fairly mean? For example should all workers be paid enough to cover the cost of their home, bills and food in their country? Should some jobs be paid more than others? Why or why not?
- How much should a worker work? For example, how long should the working day be? How much holiday should someone have? Should every worker get the same? Why or why not?
- What does “a good working environment” mean to you?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Don’t forget to let others know what you think by replying directly to their comment – for example, you could say if you agree or disagree and why.