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Zara, the main brand of the Inditex group, controlled by 60% by the billionaire Amancio Ortega, the third fortune in the world according to the Forbes Ranking, precarizes its productive force in Chile with poor working conditions.
This is not an isolated case. According to the Brazilian government, the two Sao Paulo workshops in which illegal immigrants were manufacturing clothes for Zara in conditions bordering on slavery are just the tip of the iceberg. The South American giant’s Labor Ministry says that at least 33 other workshops subcontracted by the Galician firm would have detected the same irregularities: overcrowding, unhealthy working conditions and wages of misery . But the multinational Inditex, owner of Zara, insists that this is an “exceptional situation,” according to El Confidencial, an official spokesman for the textile group founded by Amancio Ortega .
The Spanish company Inditex , which owns the Zara brand, says it will investigate the alleged use of children to sew their shoes through a factory subcontracted in Portugal, according to the weekly magazine Expresso.
The aforementioned magazine publishes a report on child labor in Portugal centered on Carlitos and Miguel, two children aged 11 and 14 , respectively, who sew Zara brand shoes inside their homes. Continue reading “A weekly from Portugal claims that a company subcontracted by Zara exploits children”