Factory workers making Ivanka Trump's clothing in Indonesia complain of verbal abuse, low-wages

Factory workers producing Ivanka Trump’s clothing in Indonesia have complained of verbal abuse and low wages, according to a report.

Dozens of workers at PT Buma Apparel Industry factory in Subang, Indonesia, who spoke with The Guardian, said they earn the lowest wage in the country, and some of them are not fans of Ivanka’s dad’s policies.

“We don’t like Donald Trump’s policies,” one garment worker told the newspaper, referring specifically to President Trump’s travel ban on people entering the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries. Indonesia’s population is predominantly Muslim.

“But we’re not in a position to make employment decisions based on our principles,” the worker added.

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Seven workers said they were called “animals, moron and monkey.”

One female worker said she makes $173 a month and others complained of not getting paid any overtime.

Deng Guilian, the wife of detained Chinese labor activist Hua Haifeng, speaks during an interview in Ganzhou in southeastern China's Jiangxi Province.

Deng Guilian, the wife of detained Chinese labor activist Hua Haifeng, speaks during an interview in Ganzhou in southeastern China’s Jiangxi Province.

(MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AP)

“The management is getting smarter: they tap out our ID cards at 4 p.m. so you can’t prove anything,” Wildan, 25, a male worker, said.

The accusations come after The Washington Post reported in April that workers at a Chinese factory producing Ivanka’s clothing earn a little more than $62 a week.

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Factory workers produce clothes for the contractor, G-III Apparel Group, which also manufactures clothes for other American brands such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

Several major retailers in the U.S. like Nordstrom, Sears and others have dumped Ivanka Trump’s brand amid declining sales.

Twitter Co-Founder: I'm Sorry if We Made Trump's Presidency Possible

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Twitter’s Evan Williams told NYT that he wants to repair Internet damage
  • It includes cyberbullies, fake news, live-streamed violence, etc.
  • He also apologised for the victory of Donald Trump as US President

If anyone knows how important Twitter is to Donald Trump, it’s the president.

“Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here,” he told the Financial Times last month.

To which Twitter’s co-founder says: Sorry about that, world.

Evan Williams, who still sits on the company’s board of directors, recently told The New York Times that he wants to repair the damage he thinks Twitter and the broader Internet have wrought on society in the form of trolls, cyberbullies, live-streamed violence, fake news and – yes – Trump.

Twitter Co-Founder: I'm Sorry if We Made Trump's Presidency Possible

“I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Williams told the Times. “I was wrong about that.”

“If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry,” he said.

Is it true? Hard to say.

Since Trump became president, his incessant, aggressive and sometimes inaccurate tweets have seemed as much a liability as a political boon. His aides held a social media “intervention” a few weeks ago, according to The Wall Street Journal, trying to convince Trump that unfounded accusations like “Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ ” could endanger him politically and legally.

On the campaign trail, Trump once described his rapidly growing Twitter following not only as a means to get the truth out, but also as a way to get even with his enemies.

“Someone said I’m the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters,” he told a crowd in South Carolina, air-typing into a pretend phone. “If someone says something badly about you: Bing, bing, bing! I say something really bad.”