Children Stitch Balls in Sweatshops


Forced Child Labour in India

Children in India are being forced to work long hours in dark, cramped conditions hand stitching sports balls.  The children are employed unofficially by subcontractors.Two Australian companies, Sherrin and Canterbury, have operations in India.  Both companies have expressed their horror at this practice and have promised to investigate.

There have been a number of reports in the Australian media over recent days.  In addition Sherrin have released a statement outlining their response to this situation. View them by clicking on the links below:

Poor children made to stitch balls in sweatshop

Sherrin axes contractors who used child labour

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