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9 December 2003

Asian women migrant workers abused, seminar told

Author: AFP

Women now make up more than half of Asia's estimated 20 million migrant workers but often face exploitation and serious abuse.

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1 December 2003
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Author: Carolina Quinteros, Director, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador, en la Revista Centroaméica en la Economía Mundial del Siglo XXI

[PDF] Garantizar el respeto a los derechos laborales, mejorar las condiciones de trabajo e implementar buenas prácticas podrían ayudar a mantener espacios en el mercado, contribuirían grandamente al desarrollo de nuestros pueblos y a mejorar la calidad...

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1 October 2003

[PDF] Strengthening Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains

Author: World Bank

...the World Bank Group commissioned a study on barriers to the achievement of better social and environmental performance in suppliers, and also on the options that hold the greatest promise for overcoming those barriers...The study focuses attention...

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18 September 2003

Need for eradicating sexual harassment at workplaces stressed [Sri Lanka]

Author: Ananda Kannangara, Daily News [Sri Lanka]

Director, International Labour Organisation (ILO) Colombo office Claudia Ms. Coenjaerts Tuesday highly emphasised the importance of eradicating all forms of sexual harassment and said that a recent survey revealed that migrant and domestic workers were...

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18 September 2003

S Asian labour unions plan a commission

Author: Bisheshwar Mishra, Times of India

Representatives of labour unions belonging to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have resolved to set up a Labour Commission of the South Asian Region to monitor the enforcement of labour rights. "The proposed five-member Labour Commission will...

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1 September 2003
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1 September 2003

Export Processing Zones - Symbols of Exploitation and a Development Dead-End

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

[In] export processing zones (EPZs)... workers are made to take amphetamines to get them to work harder and faster, ... violence and abuse are a daily reality for thousands upon thousands of workers, and ... attempts to form unions and bargain...

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1 September 2003
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Author: Confederación internacional de organizaciones sindicales libres

En las zonas francas de exportación...los trabajadores tienen que tomar anfetaminas para trabajar más duramente y más rápido,...la violencia y los abusos son la realidad cotidiana de miles y miles de trabajadores y...los intentos de formar sindicatos y...

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1 September 2003
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Author: Confédération Internationale des Syndicats Libres

[Dans les] zones franches d.exportation (ZFE), ou "maquilas" ... la main-d'oeuvre reçoit des amphétamines afin de pouvoir travailler plus dur et plus rapidement, ... la violence et les abus sont le lot quotidien de milliers et de milliers de...

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26 August 2003

CSRWorld

social accountability firm based in India, covers South Asia - "Our core competence is third party audit & monitoring of supply chain factories, Social Compliance training programs, Workers' education programs & research projects"

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