First it was Primark now Tesco is under scrutiny over allegations about using unethical practices in India. The retail giant has been accused of using slave labour.
War on Want, a charity set up to fight against world poverty, has made the allegation that Tesco has been using a factory that pays workers just 16p an hour to make up its clothes. The claim has been vehemently denied by a Tesco spokesperson.
The superstore Tesco built its reputation on undercutting its competitors. The old adage ‘Pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap’ became outmoded when the company made the move into high fashion and was dropped in favour of a new slogan ‘Every little helps’.
Simon McRae a campaign officer for War on Want has called on the British Government to legislate against unethical practices and not to leave it to the businesses themselves to self-regulate.
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