Powerful report on the Radio Four Today programe 1 June 2012:
A report by Anti-Slavery International claims that Indian textile firms, which supply some of Britain’s biggest high street retailers, are operating near slave labour conditions.
It says that nine well-known stores, including Tesco, Mothercare and Marks and Spencer have bought garments from one such manufacturer.
The organisation informed nine big retailers at the end of 2010 that some young women in their supply chains are working excessive hours, sometimes for less than £1.50 a day.
Listen to Today item (BBC News article)