BBC Primark exposé

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  • BBC exposes Primark's 60p a day child labour

    The BBC will reveal the truth behind Primark’s child labour suppliers, in Panorama tonight.

    Primark has already dropped three Indian suppliers following the revelations, which found children as young as 9-years old working on hand beading and embroidery.

    The budget retailer quickly acted on the claims, stating that the suppliers had sub-contracted work without approval, which led to children working on Primark products.

    The programme, which is aired tonight, follows children such as 11-year old Mantheesh, who is paid 60p a day to work within a refugee camp sweatshop.

    The investigators discovered the use of child labour during a six-month investigation into a major Primark supplier, Fab and Fabric.

    George Weston, the chief executive of Primark’s parent company commented, ‘We are appalled, we feel let down and we are taking all the action we can to prevent this happening again.’

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