Ivanka Trump's Chinese Factory Pays Near Or Below China's Minimum Wage
Ivanka Trump, the daughter, and adviser of President Donald Trump pays her factory workers in China about a $1 an hour, a figure that is near or below China's minimum wage of $1.04 according to the Washington Post.
The workers earn near or less than China's minimum wage.
Workers at a factory in China used by the company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line and other brands worked nearly 60 hours a week to earn wages of little more than $62 a week, according to a factory audit released Monday.
Inspectors found two dozen violations of international labor standards
Inspectors with the Fair Labor Association, an industry monitoring group whose members include Apple and Nike, found two dozen violations of international labor standards during a two-day tour of the factory in October, saying in a report that workers faced daunting hours, high turnover, and pay near or below China’s minimum wage.
Workers can earn five days of leave a year.
Workers earned five days of leave a year, though a small fraction of experienced employees were eligible for more. The factory did not have a union, inspectors said, and the workers’ lone representative was a factory appointee.
Only 1/3 of the factory's workers earn China's mandated social insurance scheme.
Fewer than a third of the factory’s workers were offered legally mandated coverage under China’s “social insurance” benefits, including a pension and medical, maternity, unemployment and work-related injury insurance, inspectors found. The factory also did not contribute, as legally required, to a fund designed to help workers afford housing, inspectors said.