Defending Workers' rights in Export Processing Zones-Difficult but possible

Globalisation has seen an expansion in the number of export processing zones. The ILO estimates that there are some 3500 zones worldwide, employing at least 66 million workers in 130 countries. These zones have become ghettos of poor working conditions. Workers’ rights are often violated and organising workers into trade unions is very difficult. This video presents the situation of workers in export processing zones and shows that even if organizing workers is difficult, it is possible.

Date issued: 25 April 2013 |