Thursday, November 10, 2005

Industrial Relations: surprise! - factories in developing countries fail to detect unfair and unsafe labor conditions

A recent report by the Clean Clothes Campaign, reveals that factories in developing countries are failing to detect excessive and forced overtime, abusive treatment of workers and violations of freedom of association.

I don't think that will come as a great shock to too many people, especially as the study focused on Bangladesh, China, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan and Romania.

The organisation which is a coalition of trade unions and pressure groups, discovered that audits, commonly used to check compliance with codes of conduct, were often short, superficial and sloppy