Additionally, the workers that work for companies such as Nike, Puma, The Just Group, FILA, and Umbro (who are mainly young women of the age between 17 and 24) tolerate low wages as well as long working hours.
Bangladesh, a country well known for producing clothes is renowned of offering poor working environment for the workers who take part in making clothes. In connection to this, 24 April 2014 is remembered by many people because of the incident that took place in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh; “over a thousand garment workers lost their lives when the factory they worked in buckled around them” (McMullen 6). In the same incident, 2,500 people were also injured. Bodies of workers were found massed under the stairs they had thought to offer refuge. Unfortunately, the accident was an expected disaster; the walls of the building had cracks, and an engineer had also declared the building unsafe. The wages of the workers in that factory was also very low; it is the Rana Plaza tragedy as well as the outcry that followed that resulted to 77% increase in the minimum wage of the workers.
Cambodia is also a country that produces garments. However, like many other countries that produce clothes workers in Cambodia protest for better wages, as well as good working conditions. For very insignificant pay, workers in Cambodia work forced overtime as well as inhale dangerous chemicals. An industry that has women as the majority denies women the right to exercise maternity leaves right. In most occasions, such industries offer derisive maternity leave as well as dismiss women who are pregnant or ill. A documentary by ITV also found out that factories physically abused their employees as well as kept fire escapes under key and padlock. Apart from receiving low wages, majority of the workers also do not manage to access basic needs in their live because of disregard