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Bangladesh: Primark pays additional £6m to Rana Plaza victims

British retailer Primark has said that it will pay an additional sum of compensation to the victims or their families of the Rana Plaza factory collapse which affected one of their suppliers New Wave Bottoms. It had already paid over £1m.

Angora rabbit in Chinese farm
PETA

UK: Top retailers suspend angora sales after cruelty video

Companies such as Topshop, H&M, Next, Calvin Klein, Boden and Primark have ended orders for angora products following the release of a video showing cruelty endured by rabbits in Chinese farms. The video has provoked outcry with its scenes of rabbits having the fur torn from their bodies whilst still alive.

Primark

UK: Primark hit with new accusations on supply chain

Low cost retailer Primark has said it is investigating claims that one of its UK suppliers, TNS Knitwear, has been employing illegal immigrants from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and paying workers well below the legal minimum wage for 12 hour days, seven days a week.

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BBC

Bangladesh: Primark and other UK retailers accused of suppliers paying 'starvation wages'

Primark, the cut price retailers recently voted as the 'least ethical high street retailer' was under fire again with protests around its AGM making claims of supplier's workers being paid as little as 7 UK pence per hour and denied union representation.

Scene from Primark coverage
BBC

UK: Primark pulls from PR Week event following protest threats

Fashion retailer Primark has pulled a presentation it was due to make at a PR Week conference following news that campaigners were targeting the event for anti-Primark protests. The company had been intended to highlight how it had survived bad publicity when TV broadcasters highlighted child labour in its supply chain.

UK: Primark cuts three suppliers following child labour claims

UK clothing retailer Primark has ended its contracts with three suppliers in India following allegations channelled through a BBC documentary that they used child labour to finish garments with embroidery and sequin work.

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