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[PDF] International Recognized Core Labour Standards in El Salvador: Report for the WTO General Council Review of the trade policies of El Salvador

Author: International Trade Union Confederation, Published on: 10 February 2010

Workers in the private sector face many restrictions…on the right to strike, rendering strikes effectively illegal. Anti-union practices are widespread and public authorities do not intervene…Workers’ fundamental rights are massively violated in export processing zones where the law is not enforced...Women and indigenous people still face serious discrimination in employment and remuneration…Persistence of the worst forms of child labour is a source of serious concern…Forced labour occurs through the trafficking of human beings especially women and girls for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. There are allegations that working conditions in export processing zones could be assimilated to forced labour

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