Sweatshops: Poverty In The Third World

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To begin with, the environment sweatshop workers work in are dreadful. With dangerous machinery, unsanitary washrooms and broken furniture the conditions to work in these sweatshops are appalling and would not pass the safety standards in top tier countries such as Canada, United States and the United Kingdom. As the working conditions have been so poor due to the dangerous machinery, they unfortunately injured or even killed an abundance amount of children each year. A reporter working for the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom went to Bangladesh to witness one of these sweatshops. “’The factory wasn’t big: about two dozen sewing machines lined the walls of the windowless room, about half the size of a basketball court. Two cutting machines …show more content…
Families that can’t afford basic essential needs such as food, water and shelter are forced to send out their kids to work in sweatshops just to earn 35 cents per hour working for 12 hours a day. Instead of children being sent to school to learn, they are forced to work in these awful environments for almost nothing as big corporate dollar clothing companies take advantage of these. Thus, continuing the cycle of poverty and disallowing them move up the social class. As some may get injured and can not continue to work in these harsh conditions, their bosses have the right to whip them and beat them until they go back to their working duties in these sweatshops. “For example, a despotic factory regime could prevail where workers do not have the protection of resources such as unemployment insurance and labor unions, and thus solely depend on their jobs for survival. The workers’ heavy dependence on their jobs greatly enhances management’s authority, allowing it to control workers through despotic means such as threats of dismissal and imposing heavy penalties on workers who protest” From a Korean factory, you can depict how big corporate clothing companies are maximizing their profits by eliminating their rights and obligations of others. By taking their labour overseas they are taking advantage of the third world citizens instead of paying and treating them as if they would treat them in in first world countries which is