90 World Cup shirt made by Nike's Indonesian workers earning just 30p an hour England's There has been anger in Britain at the price of the dearest version of the new Nike shirt but campaigners overseas point out there is an even bigger scandal involved 06:00, 5 APR 2014(Image: New York Times / Redux / eyevine / PA) Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email With the Three Lions in coach outlet in las vegas their hearts and on their chests, thousands of diehard England fans will be roaring on Wayne Rooney and co at the World Cup in Brazil in June.
Many will be decked in the new 2014 England shirt, brought out by Nike for each this week in plenty of time for the tournament. But the reality behind the shirts is as far from the magic of Rio's Maracan stadium as can be. A look at the label reveals the kits are made in poverty hit Indonesia, where an estimated 171,000 people keep Nike's huge supply line going in 40 factories. World Cup shirts are, according to coach outlet sale gilroy rival French manufacturers Ultra Petita, made for around in Far East countries like Indonesia. The company said it would cost to make the same shirt in Europe. And while Rooney makes a week for kicking a football, those who make the shirt on his back take home the average hourly rate of 5,642 rupiah just 30p. Graciela Romero, from anti poverty charity War on Want, says: "Nike factory workers, struggling to raise their families on far below a living wage, will see the price tag on England's World Cup shirts as a kick in the teeth for them and their supporters." Nike justify the price by pointing to the purple coach purse outlet research and development that goes into the kits and technology coach outlet factory online backpacks that includes using material from eight recycled plastic water bottles in each shirt. A version is also available. Even David Cameron waded into the row this week, saying the shirt was "too expensive" and "taking advantage of parents" pestered by their children. Ms Romero adds: "David Cameron is right to say the shirt price takes advantage of fans. Most stay silent, fearful that speaking out will mean they are sacked. After massive protests last year, Nike workers in the Indonesian capital Jakarta won a 44% minimum wage rise to 2.2million rupiah a month. But factory bosses began shedding jobs to and rural workers are still much worse off. Aida, a seamstress at a Nike factory in Indonesia, said: "I sew a Nike sweatshirt roughly every 30 seconds, handling 120 every hour at the factory. I and my workmates have to live on a month, well below a living wage to afford decent food, housing and health care, and education for families with children. "One sweatshirt sells for almost 40% of what I earn for a month. Nike makes huge profits from our work, but fails to ensure a living wage for us. The company should follow Nike's slogan and, 'Just do it'." Anti Nike campaigners Team Sweat say a living wage for a single worker in Indonesia would be around a month.
The Nike headquarters, in Oregon, Portland, is a serene lakeside super office, a shimmering structure of glass and sleek curves from which president Mark Parker paid in 2013 oversees the a year business, turning profit last year. The contrast to conditions in the hot, dusty Indonesian factories is stark. (Image: PA) Nike is not alone in using Far East suppliers to aid production and has been dogged by allegations of child labour and brutal conditions by pressure groups.
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