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sweat-shop

n. a workplace where employees work long hours for low pay in poor conditions. The bank manager is unfair! I’ve been a teller in this sweat-shop for thirteen years, and I’ve never had a new carpet in my office.
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They could find themselves back in the sweat-shop conditions of the last century.
Critics claim it will be too humid to play football in Qatar but the region is so wealthy even the sweat-shops have air conditioning.
Three-quarters of Midland office workers are working in virtual sweat-shops and left to suffer chronic health issues such as headaches, backache and eye fatigue because of indifference from their bosses, new research suggests today.
Sweat-shops, and How Women Changed Their Role in the American Workforce.
The archdiocese will no longer do business with clothing and athletic vendors who produce their goods in sweat-shops that violate fair labor practices, exploit workers and pay less than the minimum wage.
Over the past two years, it has allocated quotas based on past performance, which favours larger firms and used free pool distributions through a capacity qualification, which encourage mergers among small sweat-shops and their assimilation into the medium tier of companies, optimizing the quotas.
The people who Messent cruelly and unnecessarily dehumanises are the abandoned English working class, surplus to requirements now our manufacturing is farmed out to third world sweat-shops.
When people have to work in sweat-shops, breathe polluted air or live in fear of their neighbours, it is time to change the rules,' NEF says.