India: Petition calls on IFC to improve treatment of workers in tea plantations, as investigation report identifies persisting problems

Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 13 November 2017

"World Bank: Few Improvements on India’s Tea Plantations", 6 Nov 2017

The World Bank should fulfill its commitment to protect workers through its investment in tea plantations in Assam, India, six Indian and international nongovernmental organizations said today. In November 2016, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), the accountability office of the World Bank Group’s private sector lending arm, released an investigation report that found low wages, abysmal sanitation, lack of pesticide safety equipment, and inadequate housing on India’s tea plantations – but the bank has since done little to address the problems. On November 6, 2017, the organizations delivered a petition with more than 67,000 signatures collected by the Care2 social networking website to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the bank’s private sector arm...The petition calls on the IFC to act on the ongoing mistreatment of the tea workers, consult with workers to improve their working and housing conditions, increase wages, and give workers a voice in the management of plantations...[mentions Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL)]

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Related companies: APPL (Amlgamated Plantations Private)