TV: Sweatshops are good for you?

Submitted by Anon on 2 October, 2003 - 9:55

Tim Cooper

Channel 4's documentary Globalisation is Good (20 September) certainly lived up to its billing as "controversial" . In fact it could easily have been called "Sweatshops are Good".
For instance, the film showed a Nike factory in Vietnam where the boss and some carefully chosen workers said that they thought Nike was a brilliant employer (loans, sports facilities, clean factory, high wages, etc.).

The film cut to "anti-globalisation" protests in which No Sweat banners featured heavily, with a commentary which claimed that "this boycott movement" would stop production going to Vietnam.

We were invited at the end of the programme to "make our views known". Go to www.channel4.com/thinkTV and protest!

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