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Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory

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Workers complain of verbal abuse, impossible targets and ‘poverty pay’ so bad they have to live away from their children

"The reality of working in a factory making clothes for Ivanka Trump’s label has been laid bare, with employees speaking of being paid so little they cannot live with their children, anti-union intimidation and women being offered a bonus if they don’t take time off while menstruating.

The Guardian has spoken to more more than a dozen workers at the fashion label’s factory in Subang, Indonesia, where employees describe being paid one of the lowest minimum wages in Asia and there are claims of impossibly high production targets and sporadically compensated overtime.

The workers’ complaints come only a week after labour activists investigating possible abuses at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump shoes disappeared into police custody.

The activists’ group claimed they had uncovered a host of violations at the plant including salaries below China’s legal minimum wage, managers verbally abusing workers and “violations of women’s rights”.

In the Indonesian factory some of the complaints are similar, although the wages paid to employees in Subang are much lower.

Here we look at life inside the factory through interviews with workers, all who have asked for their details to be changed to avoid losing their jobs..."

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Good for Ivanka and her brand. Like her old man and all captains of industry she knows what it takes to get the job done for the good of everybody. Ah for the good old days in America when business was allowed to operate and grow without needless regulations.

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God forbid workers are allowed to organize or that any laws protecting working conditions should get passed!

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othershoe1030 wrote:God forbid workers are allowed to organize or that any laws protecting working conditions should get passed!  

Not on #45's watch.

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