Last night’s Panorama and all the recent news following the use of child labour & Primark, has caused a bit of a stir. Kurt got a bit tearful reading the article in The Guardian, and our Frugi Crusaders have been discussing it. So I thought we should bring it to the forefront of our blog….
There are plenty of questions that have arisen. Should factories that are found to be using child labour be shut down instantly (as currently seems to be the way of ‘handling’ the situation), or is there a better way? What happens to all those children, and adults, who are suddenly unemployed? Who is at fault…are the big companies that sell the clothes to blame, or are consumers just as guilty?
If you haven’t already read/heard the news, then have a read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/22/india.humanrights
We’d be interested to know your thoughts…