India: Purchasing practices of intl. apparel brands contribute 'substantially' to low wages, labour abuses & precarious work, report finds

Author: Dr Mark Anner, Center for Global Workers’ Rights, Published on: 22 January 2020

"Sourcing Dynamics, Workers' Rights, and Inequality in Garment Global Supply Chains in India", 15 November 2019 (incl. 11 December 2019 addendum)

... Many apparel exporting countries have remained in low value-added, low-wage, and low-development tracks despite growth in garment exports...

[T]his report seeks to address... why the growth of the apparel export sector [in India] does not seem to have led to more significant growth of improved conditions of work, better paying jobs, and reduced inequality...

This report finds considerable evidence to suggest that the purchasing practices of multinational enterprises also substantially contribute to chronic low wages, long and intense working hours, and worker rights violations. These practices of international buyers also contribute to an increase in nonstandard forms of work...

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