Winners and Losers globalisation project By FE and LP 9G (FEHS 2005-06)
Introduction…... <ul><li>Globalisation is when people depend on others for clothes and shoes which are made in third world countries because of low wages. Also people travel more, money goes worldwide to keep in contact with the rest of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>We think that Globalisation is a good process of trade but can be very unfair and unreasonable to the farmers and factory workers, who are the ones that produce the raw materials and products. </li></ul><ul><li>It affects us because we are the consumers and have to pay ridiculous prices for small items. We think this is unfair because we are paying stupid amounts of money for these products, and about 40p goes to the people that make it. </li></ul>
Argument with Examples and Evidence If we had to chose a winner and a loser, this would be who they are. The winners are the retailers because they get paid the most and hardly do any work to get that money. The losers would be the the farmers because they have to produce the raw materials to make the products and only get paid approximately 40p. But we think there are two sides two this because globalisation is a chain. For instants if the farmer don’t produce the raw material the factory workers wouldn’t be able to make the products. And if the factory workers don’t produce the products then the retailers wouldn’t have anything to sell. So the then they wouldn’t get so the factory workers wouldn’t and then the farmers wouldn’t.
World map of were the brands HQ’s are and the “made in” country Brand: Adidas HQ: Germany Made: Indonesia Brand: FCUK HQ: UK Made: UK Brand: Gap HQ:USA Made:Guatemala
The Process of globalisation <ul><li>There is six main links in this process these are Farmers, Factory workers, Factory owners,brand owners,retailers and consumers. </li></ul>Farmers Factory workers Factory Owners Farmers produce the raw material and sell it to markets, who sell that on to the factory workers and don’t get paid not very much for doing it. Factory workers buy the raw materials from markets and produce the product, and get paid nearly the minimum wage for doing this from about 8.30am to 8.30pm every day. The factory owners don’t do much really they just make sure the factory is safe and clean. Give reports back to the brand owners about how the factory is doing and make a bit of profit from the brand. Brand owner The brand owners make sure the products are ok to sell and up to standards and make all the decisions about the company and think of any improvement and design the clothes and deal with all the money.
The Process of Globalisation Retailer The retailer sell the products made by the factory workers to the consumers and work in the shop and gets paid a lot of money for just selling the product. Consumers The consumer buy things from the retailers. That is how the Globalisation chain works
Information <ul><li>We got the map and information off a site called www.reference-guides.com </li></ul><ul><li>We got some of the information around the map off Mr. Rackley’s class room wall. </li></ul><ul><li>We got some data from our books from information that we had written down in class. </li></ul>
Conclusion <ul><li>In conclusion we think the Globalisation chain is very unfair because people who are the ones who get paid basically nothing work the hardest and people don’t do hardly anything get paid the most. </li></ul><ul><li>We think there is more than just than one loser and that is the factory workers because they also work hard and get paid the minimum wage too. But we don’t think there is another winner. </li></ul><ul><li>We could make things fairer because the brand owners could pay the factory workers and farmers more. But there is not much we can do because the brand owners pay the retailers, and then they pay the factory owner, and they pay the factory workers, and they pay the farmers. So if we did raise the price of how much they get paid the wages of the other people would have to go up and the wages for the other people would still be higher than the farmers and factory workers. </li></ul>