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Date:
29 March 2016
Country:
Thailand
Title:
Tesco criticised for 'disgraceful' advert showing domestic worker being slapped
Publication:
Independent
Reporter:
Worley, Will.
Description:

An advert for supermarket giant Tesco's Thai subsidiary depicting a domestic worker being slapped has been criticised.

 

Labour rights group Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO) condemned the advert:  “WIEGO was at the forefront on campaigning for a convention on domestic work which was achieved in 2011 in extending labour rights to domestic workers," Mike Bird, Operations Director at WIEGO, told The Independent. “Part of people’s labour rights is that they are not physically abused by their employers. Any suggestion that that is OK, we’d certainly take issue with.”

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