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Haitian garment plants accused of cheating workers

October 15, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, people make boat shoes at a local clothing and shoe factory, Caracol Industrial Park, during a visit by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in Ouanaminthe, on the outskirts of Cap Haitien, Haiti. A labor rights group is accusing clothing manufacturers in Haiti of frequently cheating workers out of their meager wages. The U.S.-based Worker Rights Consortium says in a report that workers receive an average of 32 percent less than what they should. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A labor rights group is accusing clothing manufacturers in Haiti of frequently cheating workers out of their meager wages.

The U.S.-based Worker Rights Consortium says in a report that workers receive an average of 32 percent less than what they should.

It says the practice is “both widespread and severe” in Haiti’s apparel industry, which the U.S. and other Login to read more

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