Sierra Leonese Paid $0.50 an Hour in Iraq
December 2, 2005 9:21 AM Subscribe
What is a "fair wage" for contractors working in Iraq?
Halliburton subsidiary KBR pays subcontracted employees far more than they could earn at home, in exchange for living far from friends and family in a dangerous work environment. KBR insists their contractors adhere to all local labor laws in the country where they operate. But when that country doesn't yet have an effective or legitimate government of its own, and the workers are brought from a country with a 68% poverty rate
, is that enough?