|Document ID (ISN)||100117|
|Convention or series no.
||ILO Sectoral Activities Working Paper No.WP.150
||Homeworkers - Towards improving their working conditions in the textile, clothing and footwear industries
||ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2000. ix, 312p.
||Home work is growing in importance in the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industries. A first part of this report gives a broad outline of the conditions of work among home workers in these industries, highlighting their problems. Contents: globalization of home work; definition of home work in the TCF industries; regional trends in industrialized counties; role of home work in subcontracting schemes; recent trends in OECD countries, in Latin America and in Asia; statistical data; competitive advantages of home work; socio-economic profile of home workers; advantages of home work for the worker; remuneration; hours of work and insecurity of employment. A second part of the report reviews national and multilateral efforts aimed at promoting equality of treatment and improving working conditions of home workers.
||ILO; home work; shoe industry; textile industry; clothing industry; conditions of work
||report; hours of work; statistics; survey; women; social aspects; subcontractors; terms of employment; industrialized countries; developing countries; workmen's compensation
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
||Textile and clothing industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Clothing and finished textile products industry