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					DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW... The people who make clothes for Gap in ! In 1999init Honduras were subjected to forced was reported that workers at a Gap poor developing countries like El Salvador, factory
Saipan, China, and the Phillippines are being exploited. Here's a few facts:

GAP
! The CEO of Gaphour.Millard Drexler, makes Inc, over £15,000 an

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pregnancy tests, forced overtime, exceedingly high production goals, locked bathrooms, and wages of £2.50 a day which only met 1/3 of their basic needs.

! In Russia,keepspays factory workers about 7p an Gap hour and them in slave-like conditions.

! Gap claims to haveabuses don'tConduct" But, the a "Code of that makes sure these happen.
people in Gap's factories have never heard of it.

MIND THE GAP!
60p a day. These women live in overcrowded, unsanitary housing surrounded by barbed wire. last ancient redwood forests to destruction.

$550 on advertising ! Gap workers factory managers, whoofforced them ! Gap Inc.itspentafford million decent wages. in in Macao complained abusive 1999 so can to pay treatment by to work excessive overtime and cheated them ! Donald$8Fisher, the board chairman of richestis Gap, out of their pay. worth billion and is one of the 100 people in the world. ! In Saipan, a U.S. territoryclothesPacific Ocean, in the Asian women make Gap for up to 12 ! The FisherCompany which is logging some of the family also controls the Mendecino hours a day, seven days a week for less than a Redwood

THINK ABOUT IT...
Could you wear Gap clothes when you know how they're made? Is it fair that you pay £50 for a pair of jeans that cost Gap pennies to make? How would you feel if you got a job and were treated as badly as some of Gap's workers? Remember, the real Gap Kids are the young girls who don’t have a proper childhood and have to work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week in Gap’s factories. Gap should be made to clean up their act and be an example to other companies like Nike and Tommy Hilfiger who use similar factories. It’s not just clothes either — more and more companies are using cheap overseas labour to increase the profits of their bosses. It’s called Globalisation, and it means more unemployment here, terrible conditions for the Third World workers, and more pollution and environmental damage. It’s not fair on anyone, and our government isn’t doing anything about it. In fact, people like Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, and George Bush have only made it easier for big companies like Gap to commit these crimes.

! Tell the manager of your local Gap that you want the company to guarantee the
and not paid for by Gap Inc.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
workers a living wage and proper working conditions. The current code of practice does NOT do this.

! Demand that their factories are regularly monitored by someone who is independent ! Talk to your friends at school or at work — tell them what Gap are up to. Photocopy
this leaflet and hand it around.

! Write to the Fisher family and politely ask them to clean up their act: Fisher family,
3456 Washington St., San Francisco, CA 94118, USA.

FIND OUT MORE
Find out more about Gap and other issues on these websites: www.gapsucks.org www.oldnavy.org — www.globalexchange.org — www.mcspotlight.org www.nosweat.org.uk — www.peopleandplanet.org — www.sheffieldmayday.ukf.net


				
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