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Sweatshop

A factory or other workplace where persons work for unusually low pay. The word connotes places where labor laws are consistently violated. For example, sweatshops may pay below minimum wage and hire underage persons. Alternatively, sweatshops may be legally set up in countries that have very few labor laws, but many still consider them unethical or immoral.
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She has refused to have the outfits made in Chinese or East European sweat shops, opting instead for British manufacturers.
SHOPPERS were last night urged not to boycott stores selling clothes made in sweat shops.
IT'S ALL OVER Cross and Young after work-out SWEAT SHOP Mirrorman Cross is put through paces
Bet they're stuffed full of stuff made for buttons in some Chinese sweat shop.
BAD boy soccer star Joey Barton has claimed David Beckham's new underwear range was made in a sweat shop.
Amid accusations of using sweat shop labour, they are slammed for failing to provide details of conditions faced by workers making their clothes.
Every person in China not working in a sweat shop has been trained to win an Olympic event.
I'd no idea some of the men, no, geniuses, making strips in the comic heyday felt they were the equivalent of Bangladeshi sweat shop workers making rags for Primark.
The answer is obvious - the UK should apply a global clean-up tax on all imports (many of which sadly are cheap sweat shop products) from these three major nations.
And you can also quite rightly make the case that no worker prospers in a draconian sweat shop, where activity is rigidly timed and controlled.
But paying less than pounds 2 an hour for a notional eight-hour day puts many a sweat shop to shame.