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ROMANIA: THE TEXTILE SLAVES - 30-09-2017

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Starvation wages, infernal rates, harassment: the “made in Europe” does not guarantee better working conditions… Zara, H&M, Adidas, Fashionable: leading brands of international renown have chosen the “made in Romania”.

Textile is the foremost export industry of the country. About 7,000 textile businesses employ more than 200,000 workers – most of the women.
If Asia’s production costs are still competitive, Romania enjoys two competitive assets that are way more powerful on the European market: the minimum wage amounts to 322 euros before taxes and the country is able to produce and deliver the goods in less than a week. This represents considerable savings from a logistical and payroll point of view, but also a deplorable situation on the human side… The workers toil in tenuous conditions without any kind of control, with fear in their chests. A paltry wage, infernal work rates, threats and insults. This is an obvious violation of labor law, yet it is met with stony silence as the employees fear for their job…

Producer(s) : ARTE G.E.I.E, APOLLO FILM

Production Year : 2017
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.