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£4 uniforms are from sweatshops

Dear Sir

School uniforms for £4 ? You can’t sell clothes for this price and pay the workers who make them a living wage. Tesco and Asda are among supermarkets buying from Far East sweatshops despite signing up to the Ethical Trading Initiative. £4 uniforms give a short term boost to many struggling families in South Yorkshire but just push wages down for struggling families elsewhere. What we need is a fairer sharing out of wealth and fair pay so local families don’t face a daily struggle and others get justly rewarded too.

Yours Sincerely

Eamonn Ward

Sheffield Green Party


This letter is in response to this article in the Sheffield Star “South Yorkshire mums grab a £4 school outfit”


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