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A shop or factory in which employees work long hours at low wages under poor conditions.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a workshop where employees work long hours under bad conditions for low wages



a shop employing workers at low wages, for long hours, and under poor conditions.
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Noun1.sweatshop - factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unionssweatshop - factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unions; common in the clothing industry
factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing


[ˈswɛtʃɒp] nusine f à sueur usine où les employés sont sous-payés et soumis à des conditions de travail extrêmement dures
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Minimum Contract Justice: A Capabilities Perspective on Sweatshops and Consumer Contracts
Sweatshops are Third-World manufacturing plants where employees--sometimes children--work in rough and often unsafe conditions for wages equivalent to a few dollars a day.
Nearly all of the large firms in the apparel industry of the 1990s could be credibly charged with benefiting from sweatshops, but only a small subset were named and shamed by activists.
However, these calls for laws and regulation fail to view sweatshops in the proper historical perspective.
Five months later, on April 24, 2013, some 1,000 people were crushed to death in the collapse of the substandard Rana Plaza garment factory building which held scores of small garment-assembler sweatshops.
25, Procurement of Items of Apparel, that prohibits the sourcing and supply of apparel from sweatshops.
Covert hacktivist collective Anonymous has hit out at Telegraph columnist Marth Gill for her article linking their Million Mask March with sweatshops in Brazil.
NEARLY 500 University of Warwick students have joined an online campaign to encourage their university to address its alleged links to sweatshops.
In this study, we examine worker attitudes in two firms that have been characterized as sweatshops by the National Labor Committee (NLC), one of the more influential anti-sweatshop organizations (National Labour Committee (NLC) and CEADEL, 2007, NLC and CEADEL, 2009).
New York, Dec 22 (ANI): The Kardashian clan has denied claims that some of the products underpinning their multimillion-dollar fashion empire come from Chinese sweatshops.
Liesbeth Sluiter, Clean Clothes: A Global Movement to End Sweatshops (London: Pluto Press 2009)