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Document ID (ISN)110651
CIS number 10-0236
Convention or series no.
Title Who foots the bill? Decent work for homeworkers in the leather footwear industry
Bibliographic information Homeworkers Worldwide (hww), 30-38 Dock Street, Leeds LS10 1JF, United Kingdom, no date. 23p. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Homeworkers in the leather footwear industry experience extremely poor working conditions. As companies engage in a "race to the bottom" to reduce costs, homeworkers face health problems, have no access to social security and not enough money to support their families. This booklet highlights the situation and problems of homeworkers in this industry and gives information for people who want to work in solidarity with them to defend their rights.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; home work; leather goods industry; shoe industry; developing countries
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; informal sector; economic aspects; social aspects; international agreements; employee rights
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Precarious employment
Footwear, leather and fur industry
OSH in developing countries
Economic aspects