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VOL. 2, NO. 174

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International outrage on slavery of Sri Lankan workers
Saroj Pathirana in London, Thursday 27/09/01 1715 GMT. South Korean garment factory owners in the Free Tarde Zone exploit Sri Lankan workers as slaves in their sweat shop factories, a Trade Union leader said. General Secretary of Niveka, a workers’ union based on Free Trade Zone, Jayanthi Dandeniya said that the firms shut their factories without even informing the workers, not to mention of any sort of compensation.

" The companies make use of the loopholes in law to exploit and ill-treat workers" Ms. Dandeniya told BBC’s Sandeshaya. She was commenting on a threat made by Brussels based Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation to put South Korea on the top of "dirty" list of companies who mistreat their employees.

"It is not only the Korean firms. There is no distinction between South Korean and other investors over their inhuman treatment to the employees" Ms. Dandeniya added.
Published: Thu Sep 27 13:20:13 EDT 2001

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