Introduction Sweatshops make up the behind the scenes of most wealthy companies; however, this common practice is especially unethical for the employees. The United States General Accounting Office defines a sweatshop as a business that regularly violates both wage or child labor and safety or health laws. Sweatshops offer unfair wages for unreasonable hours, while also maintaining extremely poor working conditions. Employees, whom are sometimes even children, are vulnerable and desperate for a job. Their need for employment inhibits them from realizing the deteriorating state of their health and safety.
Large amounts of poverty-stricken populations have another choice but to give in to the coercion or exploitation in order to survive. The people most vulnerable are the people most affected by it, Women, low-skilled migrant workers, children, indigenous peoples and other groups suffering discrimination on different grounds are disproportionately affected. Overall the main causes of forced or bonded labor are lack of education, poverty, large families with not enough money as well as the political, social and economic standpoint of the country it is occurring in. Uneducated people can be easily manipulated into believing that the work they are doing is fair and not a hidden form of slavery. Poverty leads to
The upper and lower-class have had the longest damaging social divide throughout history which was caused by the upper-class living a lavish lifestyle while their social counterparts went through new struggles every day. The upper-class has ownership and bosses the working class around, while the lower-class is forced to accept the low-paying jobs the owners offer. In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, the migrants face several hardships on their journey to California, and also struggle to obtain daily necessities as a result of not having jobs. The Joads, the family seen throughout the book, come across numerous difficulties due to the lack of job opportunities. For instance, when the Joads are provided with jobs to pick cotton or jobs to pick peaches, several of their problems are lifted off of their shoulders, and while they still have several hardships, many of them are solved by being provided with a job.
(2011, September 12). Indonisia being one of the preeminent countries in Southeast Asia, is where most of the Nike workers get paid a pittance. Their working conditions in the Indonesian Nike factory are very atrocious, to the point where the workers who work there can easily get ill. The employees at the Indonesian Nike workshops have and still are experiencing these harsh situations, along with being abused and having financial troubles. The Indonesian Nike workers have their hard times while working in the shops, such as getting paid with a low sum of money.
Therefore, the employees are likely to be taken advantages and mistreated by the employers. Moreover, they are denied legal protection since they do not hold legal documents and the police officers often refer them as illegal migrant workers. As a result, slavery-alike working conditions still continue to happen in modern days. In conclusion, the word illegal has impacted millions of people lives along the history and up to now. The slavery will continue to exist whether it is legally banned or practice it openly unless there is protection entitle to everyone regardless of their identity, background, or native country where they are from.
Workplace morale refers to the attitudes and opinions employees have about their jobs, and is crucial to an organization’s success. Low employee morale can hinder a business from achieving organization-wide goals, and it can also lead to low productivity, increased employee turnover, and loss of profitability. There are several low employee morale signs to be aware of. Any one of these signs can be a direct indicator that employee morale is low and needs work. • Poor communication with management and team • Frequent absenteeism • Excessive complaining over small matters • Increased employee conflicts or fighting amongst staff • Poor work quality • Increased customer complaints Some common problem areas for employees include: lack of internal communication; no room for growth; overworked; under paid; and underappreciated.
This unhealthy focus can affect your work and your mindset, keeping you in that position for a long time –or getting you sacked from it. 2. No Emergency Funds There is a shocking number of working Singaporeans who a) don’t own emergency funds, or b) have no idea about the importance of emergency funds. Do you also fall into this category? Then this is for you.
Migration has been largely associated with the exploitation of the migrant workers specially the poor, illiterate, unskilled categories. At distant places these migrants, who are taken but the contractors, suffer over work and under payment. The workers are often living in crowded rooms with little space to move. Life is not easy
One of the factors of the workers shortage is the local workers do not want to work in these areas of manufacturing, construction and agricultural. Day after day, it become an eye opener as the shortage problem effect everything else like economy. An action was taken by taking immigrants to work on the areas. Also, local workers become very selective in selecting their jobs because they want a job that are better than those job areas. In their terms of their job that is better and meet their forte are job that does not include very difficult things, dirt and very dangerous.
Economic Vulnerability Issues Due to the high payment of employment agent , workers often find themselves in an economically vulnerable situation before even starting to work. Thus, most workers in Singapore are not in a position to negotiate salaries or better working or living conditions, and are afraid of speaking up for themselves when they are underpaid or exploited through long or extended working hours. Furthermore, given the language and cultural barriers, they do not understand the legal system in Singapore and are intimidated by the idea of engaging a lawyer. Migrant workers in Singapore admit to being threatened with termination of their contracts by their employers, and the withholding of salaries was being used as a threat against