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Sewing for the world market: Women's work in Export Processing Zones and in the informal economy.
Author: Ingeborg Wick, SÜDWIND Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene [Germany], Published on: 25 January 2005
Most of the workers in [export processing zones]…are women. Their labour conditions are scandalous: extremely low wages, long working hours, sex discrimination and union repression. As the results of recent research from China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka...show, these labour conditions are still the order of the day of seamstresses in garment and sports shoe factories in these countries. [refers to KarstadtQuelle, C&A, Otto, adidas-Salomon, Puma]