A handful of campaigners gathered outside Primark’s London Oxford Street flagship this morning to demonstrate against the chain’s alleged use of child labour.
The 10 or so campaigners from the anti-poverty charity War on Want turned out to make their views known ahead of tonight’s BBC Panorama exposé programme about Primark and its suppliers which airs at 9pm on BBC One.
Last week Primark axed three of its Indian suppliers for sub- contracting embroidery work to groups using child labour after it received information from the BBC documentary makers.
A Primark spokesman said: “The newspapers were talking about hundreds of people demonstrating outside of Primark, but it just didn’t happen.”
The demonstration was over by 10.30am this morning and Simon McRae a senior campaigner at War on Want said: “It was a bit early for the shoppers but there were 10 or so demonstrators and a good media turnout. It is part of an ongoing campaign on the back of the BBC investigation.”