Stop Phillip Morris (tobacco) from using child and forced labor.

Stop Phillip Morris (tobacco) from using child and forced labor.

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Phillip Morris, a tobacco giant, has been forced to admit that tobacco farms it has contracts in subject children as young as 10 years old to long hours in tobacco fields. There are currently 72 cases of children working in their fields. Things like this should not be happening in 2019, and this issue must be resolved as quickly as possible. 

In addition to this, people who have worked for Phillip Morris have described tactics and conditions that make it strikingly similar to practices commonly used by slave owners. 

"Almira, 45, traveled to Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan with her husband and two children last year. They were promised by the intermediary who drove them to a tobacco farm in rural Malybai that they would be paid a minimum of $2,300 (£1,500) for their work over the season. However, when they arrived they were told they would have to work off debts from the journey, and had their passports confiscated by the landowner.' He treated us really badly,' recalls Almira. 'We couldn't defend ourselves since we were on his land after all. We worked for 11 to 13 hours a day. The work was really hard.'" https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/tobacco-giant-philip-morris-sold-cigarettes-made-using-child-labour-2026759.html

The purpose of this petition is to try and stop Phillip Morris from using child labor, forced labor, and practices commonly used by slave owners (being "in debt", trapping victims in premises). 

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