India: Report allege wage discrimination & under-payment among Women & children in hybrid seeds production

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12 December 2012

Wages of Inequality : Women growing seeds for companies in India discriminated and underpaid [India]

Author: Fair Labor Association & India Committee of the Netherlands

…[T]he Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) are publishing the report Wages of Inequality – Wage Discrimination and Underpayment in Hybrid Seed Production in India…The report…[says]… Agricultural wages have increased but they are still below minimum wages… women are still earning substantially less than the official minimum wage because they are paid considerably less than men, also for exactly the same tasks… Multinationals not better than Indian companies regarding wages…Dalits often make longer working days…Child labour depresses the wages. [Companies named Monsanto, Syngenta, Dupont, US Agri, East-West Seeds, Bayer, Advanta and Bejo Sheetal]

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