Brazil, Zara Subcontractor Accused of Sweatshop-Like Conditions using Bolivians

Posted on August 23, 2011 • Filed under: Bolivia, Brazil, Business, Labor Issues, Social Issues

Global popular fashion chain Zara has been accused of having sweatshop-like conditions at some of the factories in South American it subcontracts from. The Brazilian Ministry of Labor is investigating the Spain-based brand due to the discovery of a contractor in São Paulo employing predominantly Bolivian immigrants working under unsafe conditions. According to the parent company of Zara, Inditex, the workers were confirmed to be illegally hired by a subcontractor called AHA, and the company has expressed its policy of “zero tolerance” of such breaches. Read Article

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