Capitalist India leads in child worker abuses

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    Not to far from the American tree, lays the Federal Republic apple of India, a model for conservatives to point at and say, look how shiney the apple is. So it comes as no surprise as the cons get out from the control of Unions who strive for workers rights and fair labor practices, we find millions of children in forced labor. Just a reminder of what happens when you don't have Unions. Oh, well! Just look around the cons slave labor houses like America's Walmart. Oh, the troll Shintao reveals the ugly belly of the con beast for all to witness.
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    Very often, unscrupulous companies use the cheapest form of labour available to cut production costs, even at the risk of endangering the lives of children who work the longest hours and are the worst paid of all workers.

    Of the more than 200 million children working in the world, the overwhelming majority - more than a quarter - is concentrated in India. India holds the highest concentration of child labour in the world. Nearly half work on a full-time basis and the other half combine it with schooling.

    In addition to the number of children in hazardous work, it is estimated that there are about 8.4 million children involved in other worst forms of child labour as defined in ILO Convention 182. This includes among others some 5.7 million in forced and bonded labour.

    Child labour is based on the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) which represents the most comprehensive and authoritative international definition of minimum age for admission to employment.

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    I didn't realize it was so bad. How could anyone convince these countries to end child labor, when they are the staple. Maybe we could round up our illegals and drop them off in Asia. :eusa_angel:

    Hmm, a slave trade by any other name.
     
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    At least they have a Free Press and we are made aware of it.

    The missing word here is "Reported".
     

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