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Zara: a case of child work revives the question of the respect of good behavior codes

Following the report published by the Portuguese weekly magazine, Expresso, on children in the north of Portugal who apparently work for one of the suppliers of the Inditex group, owner of Zara, Inditex's management announced, last 2 June, that it had found no "sign of infantile exploitation at its Portuguese suppliers". But Inditex promised to pay more attention to the respect of good behavior codes, which notably prohibit the recourse to child work, in collaboration with the Portuguese Ministry of Labour. (Ref. 06560)

Through . Published on 05 June 2006 à 13h17 - Update on 26 March 2013 à 14h32

In a long report conducted in Felgueiras, a rural zone where employment is rare, one discovers that two old children – 11 and 14 years old – sew shoes of the Zara brand in their parents’ home, and are paid 0,40 euros per pair.…

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