The reason I am against it is because it isn't a choice between working and not working (if that was the case then there would be certain situations where it would be acceptable), but because it is often a choice between working and education
Why do people have such an issue with child labour? Watch
- 01-10-2010 19:00
(Original post by EsStupido)
- 01-10-2010 19:21
Been doing some research on it and it seems to mainly be the hippies, lefties and general losers with nothing better to do with their time who complain, whinge, whine and ***** about child labour and I don't understand why.
Whilst I'd agree they earn too little for what they produce, the reality is companies like Nike provide a living in a safer environment than the individual could otherwise hope for.
Is it time we accepted that Nike and all the other companies that use this practice are actually doing a lot of good work?
Positive rep coming your way sir.
- 01-10-2010 20:10
The problem is reputable multi-national companies taking advantage. I agree, without the jobs, the people working in the sweatshops will be even worse off.
It's more the fact that most of these companies make billions in profit every year, and can easily pay the workers more than they are. You can counter by saying 'yeh well they'll just go somewhere else where labour is cheaper', that's not the point.
Our world has globalized into a massive capitalist economy, where more often than not money takes priority over morals. Why do we have an issue with the circumstances? Because it's another step away from our global society acting with humility and decency.
Fair enough if you don't care about morals and ethical business practice, but some of us do.
- 01-10-2010 20:19
Most people like to oppose child labour, but when the abscence of it means they have to pay more for products, it's a different story. In an ideal world the extra costs would be paid for by the company's excess profits, but sadly this is not the case.
Although for these children a job for a multi-national corporation is better than none, this does not justify the poor working conditions.