Here many uneducated children, who do not have the financial resources to stay in school, migrate into big urban cities in search of jobs to make ends meet. The type of work that these young kids go and find are usually very labor intensive jobs such as textile, clothing, shoe, and toy manufacturing. Where they need little to no prior knowledge of working, and are put in long hours and very repetitive jobs. During my research I found that in China it is more common to see young girls working either in workshops or in the street, than it is for young boys. This is due to the fact that girls in China are not forced by their parents to complete their studies. The government of China does have laws and rules against the use of child labor in factories. There are special agencies that specifically go to each and every workshop or factory every year in search of child labor. The only problem with these laws and agencies is that they are not very enforcing. When an employer is caught using child labor, whether it is forced, excessive, or in hazardous conditions they are simply given a fine that they must pay to the government, and are forced to return the child home immediately. This causes for big private companies to simply keep hiring and hiring cheap child labor and only paying a fine without seriously facing the consequences. Employers usually also close their doors during the day, to not let any
Child labor is one of the biggest concerns occurring around the world. Over one hundred million children work in dangerous conditions in agriculture, mining, and other sectors. People around the world are working to end child labor and help them reunite with their families as well get them an education. Child labor violates human rights due to its inhumane actions that result in the amount of casualties, injuries and poverty. This global issue cannot be resolved unless laws and regulations are reinforced strictly.
When we hear the word sweatshop images of children and workers hunching over a desk, working many hard and long hours in restricted spaces with ill-treating supervisors and with pay barely to sustain them another day pop into the mind. This statement is important because all that is being said in it is true. Workers do get paid less, child labor is real, and workers are not treated well by their supervisors also workers get trapped by their supervisors. According to China Labor Watch an organization that is out to stop unfair labor say, sweatshops are real to today and many people are forced to work in them some of their will but some without. Sweatshop workers are taken advantage of because not educated enough
Imagine a worker receiving their paycheck after excruciating hours of hard labor and discovering that they have only made enough for their rent. This is an event that is repeatedly lived and witnessed by those who work in sweatshops. Globally sweatshops, which are factories in which workers are paid low wages for extensive hours, have been seen as a nightmare which is justified. Sweatshops are the industrialized slave labor with abuse, exploitation, and government neglect.The only way to confront this practice is awareness.
Christopher Hibbert’s The English: A Social History, 1066-1945, harshly reflects child labor. The author uses graphic details to portray the horrible work environment that the children, sometimes as young as four and five, were forced to work in. Hibbert discusses in much detail the conditions the children work in, the way they are mistreated, and what was done to prevent child labor.
Many workers do not complain about the poor working conditions and one of the main reasons factory owners are able to get away with this is because the typical factory worker is naïve and uneducated. They believe that if they say something, then they will lose the wages they receive. Most factory workers have family counting on them to send money and working in the factory pays better than having a rural job. “Across the Chinese countryside, those plowing and harvesting the fields are elderly men and women, charged with running the farm and caring for the younger children who are still in school. Money sent home by the migrants is already the biggest source of wealth accumulation in rural China” (Chang, 2008, p.
In an article written by Alex Massie, titled "In Praise of Sweatshops"; he speaks about the many suggestions people have given on how to improve the situations in sweatshops. In his article, Alex writes, “Some even suggest that factories in Bangladesh and other developing countries be held to the same standards that apply to factories and working conditions in countries such as the United States or the United Kingdom. Intuitively, this seems an appealing argument. But it is, nevertheless, an inadequate one.” (Massie, “In Praise of Sweatshops”). In many developing countries; they lack the funds to implement change and improve standards,
One of the many reasons why Wal-mart is able to manufacture cheap products is because of the ridiculously low wages and long hours given to the workers overseas. They receive little to no benefits, breaks, or vacations. Their working hours typically start before 8A.M. and lasts until 11P.M., seven days a week and they only have ten days off in a year (185). In “The Wal-mart effect” Robina Akther, a sixteen-year old sewing operator from a factory in Dhaka, discloses that she only earns 13 cents an hour for fourteen hours a day, which is about $26.98 a month (185). Akther also mentioned, “I clean ...
China’s work force has underwent dramatic change over the last two decades. China’s work force has had much stress put on them from translational companies to make products with high efficiency for cheap. A part of globalization is trade and the global market. China has been a good example on how it can have a negative impact on a countries work force. China was a perfect place for translational companies to export there products from there. This has made china an export powerhouse. This has put a huge amount of stress on the work force and caused unnecessary problems to the workers. A big problem that workers face today is the problem of forced labour. With all the demand to get products many labourers are forced to work 36-160 hours “voluntarily to be able to receive there wages at the end of the month. Even if they do work those “voluntarily”...
In today's shopping experience, it is nearly impossible to find a retailer who does not have a store full of products made in China. Manufactures have taken their manufacturing operation to China, the home of cheap labor, an abundant work force, and a regime that does not mind looking the other way when it comes to human rights and any possible violation of those rights. However, is the reverse true in China? Can a shopper go into a Chinese retailer and find products with the Made in the USA stamped on it. The purpose of this paper is to review a Washington Post article that examines a trade dispute between the U.S. and the Chinese.