Olympic shame: Meet the Cambodian garment workers paid just £10 a week to make adidas’ 2012 Games ‘fanwear’ ថ្ងៃ អាទិត្យ 29 ខែកក្កដា 2012Posted by សុភ័ក្ត្រ in កីឡា, អូឡាំពិកXXX, អំពីស្រុកខ្មែរ, English.
Sportswear giant and Olympic sponsor adidas is facing an investigation after revelations that their official merchandise for the London Games is being made by Cambodian garment workers who are paid just £10 a week in basic wages.
Adidas is believed to have invested £100 million in the Games and is one of the event’s largest sponsors. The firm manufactured the official Team GB outfit designed by Stella McCartney.
But the workers at the company’s Shen Zhou factory on the outskirts of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh work up to 10 hours a day, six days a week, the Daily Telegraph reported.
They produce the adidas ‘fanwear’ for the 2012 Olympics that thousands of fans will buy in stores throughout Britain.
Workers living in cramped squalid conditions said they earned $61 (£40) a month for working eight hours a day, six days a week, plus a $5 allowance for health care.
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