Canadian Tire’s overseas workers not paid a living wage?

Canadian Tire Store SignA complaint filed by the Canadian Labour Congress and the United Steelworkers Union has shone a light on labour practices overseas.

The complaint alleges that workers in factories in Bangladesh making clothing for Mark’s, a business division of Canadian Tire Corp., are being underpaid, in what amounts to “poverty wages.” The factories in question employ thousands of workers. The complaint states those workers should be making up to five times more in salary to represent a living wage.

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