One response to “Garment assembly? No sweat!”

  1. Jean-Baptiste Jean

    I liked this short piece. I was particularly struck by the last bit of the article which reports that other businesses in the village are doing well because the Alta Gracia factory workers are earning enough money to have some left over after paying for basic necessities. They spend – other businesses profit.

    That the payment of decent wages would have a beneficial knock-on effect on the wider economy would seem obvious, but the idea has apparently never registered with the ‘experts’ at the World Bank and IMF who continue to press countries like Haiti to keep wages as low as possible in order to attract foreign exploitation…sorry, I mean foreign investment.