China, Indonesia & Sri Lanka: Women working in export processing zones supplying Adidas, Puma, C&A & others subjected to discrimination, anti-union measures & other abuses

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Author: Europa Press

Las mujeres que trabajan en las zonas económicas especiales (ZEE) del sureste asiático, zonas francas en las que operan numerosas multinacionales textiles occidentales, sufren condiciones laborales "escandalosas", según el último informe elaborado por el instituto de investigación alemán Sudwind, miembro de la Campaña Ropa Limpia (CCC). [se refiere a Adidas-Salomon, Puma, C&A, KarstadtQuelle]

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25 January 2005

Sewing for the world market: Women's work in Export Processing Zones and in the informal economy.

Author: Ingeborg Wick, SÜDWIND Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene [Germany]

Most of the workers in [export processing zones]…are women. Their labour conditions are scandalous: extremely low wages, long working hours, sex discrimination and union repression. As the results of recent research from China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka...show, these labour conditions are still the order of the day of seamstresses in garment and sports shoe factories in these countries. [refers to KarstadtQuelle, C&A, Otto, adidas-Salomon, Puma]

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