High fashion brands Prada and Mulberry are today accused of ignoring labour rights abuses in the production of their high cost merchandise by Turkish supplier Desa, where scores of workers have been fired for seeking improvements in working conditions. Incensed after their employees – fed up with abusive conditions – turned to the Turkish leather workers’ union, Deri-is, for assistance, Desa declared war on the union and its members, began firing suspected union sympathisers and intimidated many others into resigning their membership. continue reading

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