Researches are claiming that high end brands paid less to the Bangladesh factories for their clothes. They paid them less than the producing cost of the clothing.
A survey was done by researches a year ago where they collected data from 1000 factories over the period of March 2020 to December 2021. They claim that 1 in 5 Bangladeshi’s factories were paid less than minimum wage which was 2.30 dollars a day.
This research survey was done by Business School of Aberdeen University and Transform Trade which is a justice charity.
It was reported that 90% of the high street brands were not paying the minimum amounts of payments to these factories and were involved in unfair practices of purchasing.
Some of the unfair practices are listed below:
- Failure to pay
- Delays in payment
- Discount demands
- Forced overtime
Retailers have questioned the authenticity of the allegations and have denied them. These revelations are one of the repercussions of the Covid Lockdowns that happened over the years.