Children exploited in Olympics goods factories, says TUC
John Carvel, social affairs editor
Monday June 11, 2007
Olympics merchandise is being made in factories employing children to work for up to 15 hours a day on minimal wages, research for the TUC has revealed.
Brendan Barber, the general secretary, produced the evidence of exploitation as members of the International Olympics Committee assembled for a meeting in London today to discuss progress towards the 2012 games.
The choice of logo for the London games provoked controversy in Britain last week, but Mr Barber said a bigger scandal was the official Olympic movement's failure to uphold fair employment practices in companies producing the goods that display its brand.
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