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‘All South Asian countries share similar labour issues’
By Beena Sarwar, Sheeba Aslam Fehmi & Priyanka Singh: “All our countries share a common history of struggle against global systems of exploitation - colonisation, racism. These power relations exist even today.”
Global brands rob one-third of wages of Pak workers in COVID: report
Jul 12: In a damning report on the exploitation of garment workers by major global apparel brands, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) revealed that workers in Pakistan had faced the highest ‘wage theft’ - that of 29 per cent in the Asian garment industry during the COVID pandemic.
Blood, Sweat & Tears: Bonded Labour in Pakistan
The grind is the same during the summer months. Calluses and scars have marked the workers’ bodies, but there is no stopping. At least a thousand bricks a day must be made or the quota will not be met.