Undercover: The Refugees Who Make Our Clothes (Panorama) – BBC News

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An undercover BBC investigation has discovered Syrian refugee children making clothes for British shoppers. Panorama investigated factories in Turkey, and found children had been working on clothes for Marks and Spencer and the online retailer ASOS. The brands say they do not tolerate exploitation or child labour. Darragh MacIntyre has this report.

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  1. YEH NOW THEY'LL BE STEALING OURS..THIS IS WHAT YOUR LYING MEDIA AND WESTERN PROVOKED WARS BRINGS THE WORLD,PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE DUMB TROLLS,'OH HOW HEARTBREAKING' THEY CRY,,,,YET WE STILL HAVE BRITAIN TAKING THE GOODS…AND HIDING "CHILDREN" MIGRANTS FROM PUBLIC VIEW OR SCRUTINY,MANY MOSTLY MEN!!!!

  2. f f s ..I worked down a mine when I was 12..you do what u have to do to help yourself and your family..these swivel eyed lefties are in danger of putting these hard worked on the street…well done idiots

  3. This is a domestic issue for Turkey… how about the British broadcasting corporation do the job the British licence fee payer funds them to do and actually report the news.

  4. Reading the comments below really saddens me. The lady in the video from M&S is correct. I myself work at a well known fashion brand (not one of the five mentioned in the documentary) and monitor directly these conditions under which the terms of social compliance, sustainability and health and safety of suppliers are being examined, basing our work mainly on the standards of ILO.

    Let me be clear on one thing first. There are indeed laws that say child workers are not allowed in Turkey and no fashion brand allows this, as long as they can catch it. As for the refugee problem, the government did make changes one of which is this; ONLY up to %10 of the total turkish workers population can the factory hire a foreign worker. Meaning if you have 100 turkish people working there, you can only let 10 of them work. However there is another condition as well, refugees cannot work if they do not have work permit and they can only start working only 6 months after their registration is made.

    Now, since I'm not the only person working in OSHA and trying to control, manage and monitor these happenings in our SUPPLIERS which is rare in Tier 1 but quite common in Tier 2 suppliers, I want to mention that as an employee of my own brand, we are doing best we can to manage and bring awareness to more and more suppliers. It are the suppliers who needs to be trained in these laws. Gradually, Turkey is doing best it can to measure and correct this problem while brands make certain cuts such as not allowing their orders to be produced in Tier 2 subcontractors so that they can map out and keep a track of them. Me and other collegues of mine working in similar positions from other well known textiles brands come together once in every few months or so and discuss how we can take an altogether action together to better address and resolve such conflicts.

    So, just wanted to let people know that work is going on behind the scenes, it will take a lot to complete this process and gradually more and more suppliers are understanding the necessity of such treatment and are being taught it's not possible to continue business by making people work under these conditions. However, I'm not going to defend my government taking so much people in without a plan. Yes, that was a fail unfortunately. I just wanted to provide a perspective as someone who is in the business and is actually dealing with this problem first hand.

    Thank you for reading up to this point and have a nice day.

  5. UK has under 18's working in supermarkets – Is that underage Children working in supermarkets? What do Panorama people think when the person working on the till is asking supervisors to verify alcohol sales to adults?
    Nobody likes the outdated working practices of countries in that region & nearby Romania also only pay £1 per hour – which is why so many come to UK hoping for work in places such as Sports Direct or Agriculture

  6. I here an 18yr old girl has been gangraped in a carecentre by 5 so called child refugees from syria will the bbc be reporting on this or the delusional bs that lilly alien has to say?

  7. britan closed door for refugees. syrian parents have no job, try staying hungry for a week, what comes first hunger to over come this they are pushed to work,. retailers squeeze every cent, have you seen clothing prices have never increased in the last decade. we talk of responsible sourcing.

    try contributing more BBC from your side to act on a foundation that can deliver results. we will appreciate
    your reporting once you do this.

  8. The future of Europe! The United States of Europe! All for one and one for one! The one percent!

    They're gonna wage further wars and kill millions more in the middle east! Keep the lower wages lower with mass immigration! Take your health care! Take your education! Then they'll take your pensions!

    Soon a grand generation of uneducated button pushers will work from 15 until 85 and die doing so! All so the wealthy can get wealthier! U.S.E! U.S.E! U.S.E!

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