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Nike company breaks Polish child labour policy


Ktos 17 | 456
8 Mar 2016  #1
American company Nike which produces mainly sporting equipment is using children to sustain Its labour needs. The use of child labour is against Polish policy on child employment which prohibits the recruitment of children below the age of 16. To hell with American companies like that, I am boycotting Nike products and so should others in Poland.
smurf 39 | 1,982
8 Mar 2016  #2
Nike have one factory in Poland, it employs 169 workers, the average age is 37.
manufacturingmap.nikeinc.com/
Can you show where you found that they employ under 16 year old kids in that manufacturing plant?
OP Ktos 17 | 456
8 Mar 2016  #3
It does not matter whether the Nike company employs children or gorillas in that particular factory in Poland, what matters is that It does in general employ kids in Its factories around the world, Poland should not support such company as a matter of principle.

Here is one link:

ihscslnews.org/view_article.php?id=32
smurf 39 | 1,982
8 Mar 2016  #4
what matters is that It does in general employ kids in Its factories around the world, Poland should not support such company as a matter of principle

Let me just play devil's advocate for a moment.
Are they doing anything illegal in those countries?
If not, then it's moot
If it's illegal in those countries then they shouldn't do it and should be made stand trail in those countries.

I don't wear Nike for a simple reason.
They make clothes for chavs/knackers/dresiarzy

Here's something for you to have a read/listen to:
Do boycotts work?.......................the answer is, not really.

freakonomics.com/podcast/do-boycotts-work-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/
AdrianK9 6 | 369
9 Mar 2016  #5
I was cutting 2x4s and hanging drywall before I even had hair on my balls, I don't see what the big deal is... Quite frankly, I think it made me a hard working and more ambitious person because of it and helped my family out financially at the same time.

I can understand though how people think it's cruel or a bad thing and that brings up a good question, what is better? A child working in a factory making a meager wage so he and his family don't starve or a child and the family starving because he can't find a job and his drunk dad refuses to work? In the 1st world we look as child labor as evil but in the 3rd world child labor is looked as a blessing by the locals - of course their situation is being exploited though by 1st world corporations.

Boycotts have a rather limited effect unless they are sustained for long periods of time. It's actually illegal for certain institutions to boycott certain country's goods in England. This policy was apparently implemented without any vote or debate by Parliament too.
OP Ktos 17 | 456
10 Mar 2016  #6
Do boycotts work?.......................the answer is, not really.

That is the kind of self-defeating attitude that companies like Nike welcome from obedient individuals such as yourself. Boycots work of enough pressure is generated on more than one level - as time passes by boycotts gain more credibility, notoriety and support from all spheres of sociopolitical strata.
smurf 39 | 1,982
10 Mar 2016  #7
Boycots work of enough pressure is generated on more than one level.

OK, so we can establish that you didn't bother reading the article that I posted for you to read.
Great job brother :)


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