Finnwatch investigated the responsibility of two tuna companies, Thai Union Manufacturing and Unicord, and a fruit processing company called Natural Fruit. All three companies produce to the global market and have well-known international customers.
In in-depth interviews with Finnwatch researchers, the workers of the factories – the majority of whom are migrants from neigbouring countries – described the use of forced and child labour, unlawfully low wages, excessive overtime, abuse by managers and unsafe working conditions.
The report Halvalla on hintansa ("Cheap has a high price") was launched in Finland and Thailand on Monday, 21 January.
To find out more about the findings, click on the following links:
Executive summary of the report Cheap has a high price (updated 25 January 2013)
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