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Football's sweated profits

Issue No. 1701

Football's sweated profits

BEHIND TWO of the biggest sponsors of the Euro 2000 football tournament-Nike and Adidas-are workers slaving away in sweatshops to produce the goods which are sold on at inflated prices. One factory worker in Bangkok, Suthasinee Kaewlekai, has been campaigning around the Euro 2000 venues to expose the exploitation. She made sportswear and shoes for Nike and Adidas for less than �1 a day, working 12 hour shifts seven days a week.

Her wages for a month are about the same price as a single brand name sports shirt. Kaewlekai was sacked two years ago with 23 other workers after they formed a union.


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Sat 17 Jun 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1701
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