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Guardian: The expensive ‘Italian’ shoes made for a pittance in east European sweatshops

A troubling study claims that workers producing UK high street brands are enduring low pay and poor conditions.

Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg Shoes on display in a UK high street. Under European rules, shoes can be assembled and “made” in different countries.

Workers are earning less than a quarter of the wage that they need to live with dignity, despite toiling massively long hours to deliver stressful piece-rate targets. ‘Made in Europe’ no longer means ‘made with dignity’, The Guardian explains.

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