AUSTRALIA: Apparel Firms Facing Fines Over Outworkers' Pay
Dozens of leading international brands including Rip Curl and Laura Ashley found themselves in the dock on Tuesday amid claims by Australian textile union chiefs they exploited scores of outworkers. The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia has filed complaints against 30 apparel companies amid allegations they failed to ensure at-home piece workers were given the appropriate wages and conditions.
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