War On Want claim many tea pickers in Kenya suffer from exploitation
A bitter cup: the truth behind Britain's favourite drink
13th April, 2011
Watch this film examining how tea workers in the developing world struggle to get by on poverty wages while British supermarkets make huge profits
War on Want's report, A Bitter Cup, focussing on tea workers in Kenya and India, revealed the poor conditions for many tea workers supplying the UK.
Based on interviews with workers, it shows that although the tea industry is booming and supermarkets are cashing in, workers are harassed, poorly paid and denied trade union rights on tea plantations and in tea packing factories. Supermarkets have invariably failed to use their influence to improve this situation, so War on Want has been campaigning for the UK government to implement binding regulatory measures to protect workers overseas.
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