Paweł Szymon Kosiński (pskosinski)
The essence of the capitalism. Profit maximization at any cost.

#^Invisible workers – Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories

After the coup attempt in July 2016, fear and insecurity is plaguing Turkey.  Amidst the uncertainty, almost 3 million Syrians who have fled to Turkey from their war-torn country are taking any job they can get to survive. Turkey is the world’s third-largest supplier of clothing after China and Bangladesh, and its garment sector has absorbed thousands of Syrians. Although Syrians can now theoretically obtain work permits, only around 7,000 permits have been issued so far.

The clear majority of Syrians continues to be undocumented, which means they lack access to legal employment contracts and social security. They are also unlikely to complain about poor working conditions to their employers or the authorities, as they are easily laid off and risk losing their only source of income.  This makes Syrian refugees highly vulnerable to exploitation by employers, who take advantage of their desperate situation. Many face payment below the minimum wage, excessive working hours, a lack of social security and discriminatory treatment.

Cases of employment of Syrian refugee children have also been reported.

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