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Brands Guilty of ‘Straight-Out Robbery’ as Covid-Hit Garment Workers Risk ‘Unbearable’ Debt: Report

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Shrinking incomes and deteriorating workplace conditions, exacerbated by exploitative buying practices by brands and retailers amid the Covid-19 pandemic, have made garment workers more vulnerable to indicators of forced labor than ever, new research published Monday has found. The University of Sheffield and the Worker Rights Consortium, which analyzed data from workers from more than…

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