|Document ID (ISN)||105727|
|Convention or series no.
||Perman S., Duvillier L., David N., Eden J., Grumiau S.
||Behind the brand names - Working conditions and labour rights in export processing zones
||ICFTU, 5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Box 1, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2004. Internet document (pdf format), 53p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
||http://www.icftu.org/www/PDF/EPZreportE.pdf [in English]
||Export Processing Zones (EPZs) are spreading rapidly in developing countries. This report covers the theory and practice of EPZs with regard to working conditions and workers' rights, with first hand accounts and case studies from Bangladesh, China, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico and Sri Lanka. A section on health and safety highlights the weak enforcement of labour laws and the lack of labour inspections.
||manufacturing industries; developing countries; role of workers' organizations; conditions of work
||Bangladesh; international agreements; responsibilities of employers; Dominican Republic; Honduras; Haiti; Mexico; Sri Lanka; Madagascar; Mauritius; legal aspects; report; ILO; home work; hours of work; electronics industry; enforcement; textile industry; clothing industry; China
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
OSH in developing countries