Tag: garment workers

Back to school: Aussie brands benefit while women paid poverty wages

The leading brands selling uniforms as Australian families prepare to get back to school are turning over billions of dollars each year, while the women working making the clothes are paid poverty wages and struggling to give their children the basics, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia labour rights manager Joy Kyriacou said Kmart, Target, […]

Poverty the real cost of fashion in Australia: Oxfam report

As little as two per cent of the price of a piece of clothing sold in Australia makes it to the pockets of workers who are being paid poverty wages by the booming fashion industry, according to a new Oxfam report released today. The report, What She Makes, shows that while many leading and iconic […]

Four years on, fashion secrecy must stop

Commenting on the fourth anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed more than 1100 people in Bangladesh, Oxfam Australia inequality policy advisor Joy Kyriacou said: “Four years after the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse that prompted an international outcry, there is still a long way to go to ensure the people who […]

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