Haiti’s largest private employer- A Canadian firm accused of sweatshop labour

In a piece celebrating Canada’s future in Haiti, Gildan, a t-shirt maker, is noted as Haiti’s largest employer after the Haitian government:

“[L]a firme canadienne Gildan, avec près de 8,000 emplois dans le secteur textile est le plus gros employeur du pays, après l’État haïtien.”

“The Canadian firm Gildan, with nearly 8000 employees in the textile sector, is the biggest employer [in Haiti], after the Haitian government”

Gildan is a Canadian company, based in Montreal, accused of using sweatshop labour (see Anthony Fenton’s article here). L’article au sujet du futur de Canada à Haiti se trouve içi.

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