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Document ID (ISN)105727
CIS number 06-1080
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Perman S., Duvillier L., David N., Eden J., Grumiau S.
Title Behind the brand names - Working conditions and labour rights in export processing zones
Bibliographic information ICFTU, 5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Box 1, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2004. Internet document (pdf format), 53p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Internet access http://www.icftu.org/www/PDF/EPZreportE.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; developing countries; role of workers' organizations; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
OSH in developing countries