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The More Things Change ...The World Bank, Tata and Enduring Abuses on India’s Tea Plantations [India]

Author: Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School, Published on: 1 January 2014

This is a case study of APPL. It documents the conditions for APPL’s workers and their families on the plantations, evaluating them in the context of Indian law and international commitments. It is a detailed account of the persistence of abusive practices, and the failure to comply with the basic requirements of the PLA, 60 years after its passage. It is also a critical analysis of the transition from Tata Tea to APPL, and of the role played in that transition by the IFC and private organizations intended to promote decent labor standards.

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Related companies: Tata Group