Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Pope speaks out against "slave labor"

Responding to the conditions of sweatshop workers in Bangladesh, following the horrific collapse of the building where many Bangladeshis were working, Pope Francis had these words:
A headline that really struck me on the day of the tragedy in Bangladesh was 'Living on 38 euros a month'. That is what the people who died were being paid. This is called slave labour. Today in the world this slavery is being committed against something beautiful that God has given us -- the capacity to create, to work, to have dignity. How many brothers and sisters find themselves in this situation! Not paying fairly, not giving a job because you are only looking at balance sheets, only looking at how to make a profit. That goes against God!
Chartwells, UM, and exploiters of the poor everywhere, take note!

1 comment:

giovanna said...

awesome. and, as an aside, interesting that bangladeshi workers are paid in european currency and that the pope speaks british english.