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    Just listening to Muhammad Yumis on newsnight. Discussion was about working wages and conditions in places like Bangladesh and the massive markups enjoyed by western retailers on essentially slave labour. He suggested a worldwide enforced ( or no trade) minimum wage , he suggested 50c an hour minimum wage so people could work their way out of poverty

    Seems like a very clever idea to me
    Is there any Incompetence Scandal or Corruption that would actually make the Irish electorate wake up ....It seems not, so screw em

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    We should just insist that for products to be sold in the common market the workers that made them should have the same working conditions as workers in the common market.

    These companies could just as easily pay the higher wages and give the safe working conditions and make a couple of million less a year in most cases.

    It just isn't in the shareholders interest, it is in our interest however since we shouldn't want to watch people work in these conditions anywhere in the world.
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    And what happens when Mr.Kumbo has to let go half his work force as he cannot afford those wages, thereby sending even more people into deprivation.
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    Minimum wages are never a good idea.

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    Same old tripe over and over and over.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    And what happens when Mr.Kumbo has to let go half his work force as he cannot afford those wages, thereby sending even more people into deprivation.
    Why would that happen , if it was worldwide then a floor would be set on production costs , therefor contracts would not be lost on standardised production costs but on quality and service ........ And even if that forced large multi nationals to trim their gigantic margins based on slave labour....... No harm
    Is there any Incompetence Scandal or Corruption that would actually make the Irish electorate wake up ....It seems not, so screw em

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    Quote Originally Posted by brughahaha View Post
    Just listening to Muhammad Yumis on newsnight. Discussion was about working wages and conditions in places like Bangladesh and the massive markups enjoyed by western retailers on essentially slave labour. He suggested a worldwide enforced ( or no trade) minimum wage , he suggested 50c an hour minimum wage so people could work their way out of poverty

    Seems like a very clever idea to me
    Lovely idea in theory, but there is no authority which could enforce it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    And what happens when Mr.Kumbo has to let go half his work force as he cannot afford those wages, thereby sending even more people into deprivation.
    Yeah, and when slavery was abolished in America it sent many black people into deprivation as they were previously getting food and accommodation. Bring back slavery, let's reduce deprivation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Lovely idea in theory, but there is no authority which could enforce it.
    If the EU , US and Canada enforced it , it would be enough ....those are the big markets after all
    Is there any Incompetence Scandal or Corruption that would actually make the Irish electorate wake up ....It seems not, so screw em

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    What does the genius who came up with this plan think will happen to the wages of others in the countries he mentions....he probably didn't think that far ahead.

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