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Cheap Labour

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Stephen Wong

on 22 May 2013

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A presentation by: Zhenyan Chang, Stephen Wong, Ivan Wu Cheap Labour Cheap Labour in India Cheap Labour in China Cheap Labour in
Malaysia -A family spends about 500-600 Rupees a week
on food and medical care on average
-An average monthly income of a garmant worker in
India is about 3500 Rupees.
-Garment workers in India are physically and verbally
abused -China's labour force is over 800 million
-Over 40% of them which is about 320 million
are working in low-tech agriculture
-Most of these workers are forced to go into
more densely populated cities to work in industries -Foreign workers take up about two million of
Malaysia's population of 28 million. Most of these
people are from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Cambodia
-After Indonesia had banned their citizens from
undergoing in new domestic jobs in Malaysia, many
Malaysians are turning to Cambodia for maids Disadvantages of Cheap labour Advantages of
cheap labour Sources: “Malaysia’s Cheap Labor Crisis”. Written by Chan, Catherine on March 4, 2011.

“Cheap labor in China”. Written by Jan, Bobby. Read on May 6, 2013.

“India Cheap Labor Garment Export Industry”. Singh Suhasini. Global Research, May 7, 2009. <http://www.globalresearch.ca/india-cheap-labor-garment-export-industry/13530>

Main - Malaysia - Indonesia Tells Maids to Stay Away from Malaysia Tue Dec 04 2012." The Malaysian Insider. N.p., 04 Dec. 2012. Web. 08 May 2013.

Cattan, Nacha, and Eric Martin. "Mexico Replaces China as U.S. Supplier With No Wage Gains: Jobs." Bloomberg. N.p., 14 June 2012. Web. 07 May 2013

Monella, Lillo. "Mexico: Study Shows 1.5 Million Children Work Unpaid in Sweatshops." Mexico: Study Shows 1.5 Million Children Work Unpaid in Sweatshops. The Argentina Independent, 27 Apr. 2012. Web. 08 May 2012

Gibson, Eva. "Outsourcing: The Pros and Cons." Ezinearticles.com. N.p., 21 Sept. 2006. Web. 08 May 2013. <http://ezinearticles.com/?Outsourcing:-The-Pros-and-Cons&id=316075>.

"How to Easily Determine the Advantages and Disadvantages of Outsourcing." Core Trek. N.p., 2 June 2010. Web. 08 May 2013. <http://www.coretrek.nl/en/how_to_easily_determine_the_advantages_and_disadvantages_of_outsourcing>. Cheap Labour in Mexico -Loss of local jobs -loss of direct control over company
management - Low resolution time, quality problems,
slow response and production time,
and reduced sales -In Mexico, there are reports from the
International Labour Organization that
nearly a third of Mexicans toil in the
informal economy without a steady income. -80% of Mexico's exports are bought by
businesses in the U.S - Reduced staff costs
-Companies are able to focus on more
important factors
-Reduced expenses
-Workers in third world countries Question 1: What percentage of India's Export come from Garment alone? A. 1
B. 24
c. 45
D. 72
E. 87 Question 5: What are the disadvantages of Cheap Labour? Name at least three. A. Harm to the environment, less innovation, starvation
B. Workers in poverty, less revenue for business, poor working conditions
C. Poor working conditions, loss of local jobs, less innovation
D. Loss of local jobs, loss of direct control over company management, loss of customers
E. Loss of customers, loss of local jobs, workers in poverty Question 1: How many garments could a
sweatshop worker In India be requiredto make in one hour? A. 5-10 Garments
B. 20-30 Garments
C. 300-400 Garments
D. 100-120 Garments
E. 500 - 520 Garments Question 4: What percentage of Mexico's exports go to the United States A. 10%
B. 40%
C. 67%
D. 2%
E. 80% 2. What is the average earning of an Indian garment worker? A. 500-600
B. 3500
C. 4200
D. 1000-2500
E. 4500+ Answer: C. 45% Answer: D - 100 - 120 Garments per hour Answer: B - 3500 Rupees Answer: E - 80% Answer: D - Loss of local jobs, loss of direct control over company management, loss of customers
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