The employment deficit continue to hit the textile industry in Romania

In the UK the minimum wage in the textile industry is not respected

INNATEX 2012: Step by step to sustainability

Feria Habitat 2011

C&A Europe continues to grow

ITMA 2011


The Turkish textile industry


Hugo Boss is growing with 19% in Italy

London Garments Expo 2011

The Italian textile and fashion industry

OVS industry opens its first stores in France and Greece

Puma: up to 13.2 per cent growth in the first three months of the year

Dior, positive on the stock market

Stefanel opened a new concept store in Vienna

Texpo Eurasia - May 28-31, 2011

Triumph increases its e-commerce offer

Pierre Cardin for sale for €1bn

Digital Textile Conference Europe, Hamburg, Germany, 25th May, 2011

TEXMOD, Bulgaria: May 12 - 14, 2011

Fashion’s Night Out 2011

The international trade of clothing and accessories

Techtextil Frankfurt 2011 - International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens

Fatex trade fair

CEPEX organizes two days of meetings from clothing industry in Bologna and Milan

Tissu Premier 2011

How consumers will shop in 2011

Online fashion to flourish in 2011

EU textile & clothing statistics for the first 9 months 2010

Fedustria argues for an extension of anti-crisis measures for SMEs

Retailers to lose £2.2 billion 1Q 2011

The bulletproof suit, a first in Romania

Ralph Denim and Polo Denim will replace Polo Jeans

Intersélection 2011 - New rhythms at retail

Texprocess 2011: the international innovation platform for the sector

2011 EURATEX Directors General meeting will be hold in Sofia

Bad weather affects Mothercare sales

Expofil: February 8 - 10, 2011

CPI - Collection Première Istanbul - 2-4 February, 2011

The new brand "Essence" by Triumph

5-year-old wins design competition

The exhibition Eclat de Mode

INTERFILIÈRE, Paris - January 22 - 24, 2011

New president for EURATEX

The fight against fur trade

Texworld 2011

U.S. cotton price reached the highest level in history. The clothes will be more expensive

The highlight of the year: Heimtextil 2011

Dolce and Gabbana accused in 1,2 billions dollars tax fraud

The biofuel distroys the USA cotton plantations

China's increasing exports of fiber

Cotton and Polyester Price Comparison: China, India and Pakistan

Vietnam - Japan cooperation

Bulgaria Textile Industry is facing Asian invasion

Wool market at the end of 2003

June 9, 2017

In the UK the minimum wage in the textile industry is not respected

An undercover reporter from Channel 4 found that factory workers in the textile industry are paid well below the minimum wage. The reporter was hired and worked for some of the most important companies in the textile industry in UK, and what he found was not the best example of law enforcement.

He worked for some of the most important textile companies in the UK: River Island, Fashion Square, United Creations, Bohoo, Missguided, New Look and was paid between 3 and 3.5 pounds per hour. To the reporter's curiosity, the director of one of the companies told him that he would never earn 7.20 pounds, the legal minimum wage in this coutry. The rationale behind this claim was that it must compete with Chinese and Bangladesh firms in textile industry where the workforce is cheaper.

Even if we like the well-known companies in the textile industry, especially those selling cheap and fashionable products, these companies often abuse the workforce in a negative way. There are also less known companies in the textile industry to whom we can call to buy quality clothes, even if a bit more expensive. I recommend you to try these companies.

Subsequently, people in the leadership of these textile companies were questioned about the above allegations. They have not admitted, saying they respect the law and do not tolerate such practices.

In the UK, the minimum wage is reviewed annually. Only for teenagers who make apprenticeship the salary is 3.50 pounds per hour. For 25-year-olds, the minimum salary is 7.5 pounds per hour from April 1, 2017.

I hope that these problems will be solved and that such irregularities will not occur in the future because this creates tension that is not needed among the employees.


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