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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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Barton, 29, tweeted it was outrageous Beckham's "gruds" were made in a "sweat shop".
Douglas Ward, Dundee | So MP Dave Watts wants to stop Britain slipping into some form of sweat shop economy?
Australian Anthony Scott, head of customer service at AA Insurance, insisted the centre was not a 'sweat shop' and said the time the 600 employees had away from their desks had been increased.
The deal is a far cry from the Hong Kong sweat shop where Li Ka-shing, now 71, worked as a teenager sweeping factory floors and selling plastic watch bands.
The trade has a large number of older workers and the young are put off by its outdated "sweat shop" image.
However, the wealthy, whether they be industrialists, sweat shop owners, retailers, bankers, short sellers or wealthy actors or sportsmen, have received their rewards in full measure and should not be rewarded for their so-called altruism.
Mrs Morgan said that the conditions at the Delhi Norwich Union centre were far removed from any thoughts of a sweat shop.
She said: ``I only said that I had been t old staff at a shop had been treated like sweat shop labour.
But she was only recently able to find the courage to look back on a childhood working in an illegal sweat shop.
A television investigation found the London supplier had no written terms of employment for its workers, raising concerns that the factory was run as a sweat shop.
return to redeem themselves on a storming rendition of Sweat Shop, the effect is redoubled.
This record number of 2,823 new laws introduced with a vast clerical, legal and administrative army of civil servants appears more like a sweat shop factory production line than carefully considered progressive legislation for the nation.