Friday, 27 April 2007

Who Pays?

A damming report by ActionAid. How British supermarkets are keeping poor workers in poverty - the darker side of the supermarket revolution.
"Pressure from UK supermarkets to drive down prices has led to an explosion in illegal cashew nut processing plants in India where women earn as little as 30 pence a day and suffer permanent damage to their hands from corrosive acids found inside the nut shell"
In the cost-cutting price wars it's people's wages that get cut not shareholder dividends.
Thanks to one of our members Angela Downing for pointing out this campaign.