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Asia Monitor Resource Centre

A Critical Guide to Corporate Codes of Conduct

This book been one of our most sought after publications and as a result we are planning for a second edition very soon. During this time, the present edition is available as a free download to all our readers. This book seeks to understand the nature of corporate codes of conduct and utilise them in improving working conditions of millions of workers in Asia. The introductory chapters introduce us to the basic concepts surrounding codes of conduct, bringing together information on existing (...) read

date of on-line publication : 19 December 2007

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Middle East: Sri Lankan Domestic Workers Face Abuse

Sri Lankan domestic workers face serious abuses, including violence, harassment and exploitation when they migrate to work in the Middle East, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch said the governments of Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should do more to protect women from labor exploitation and violence when they migrate to the Middle East, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Read the report : Exported (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2007

InfoChange News & Features

Women at Work

A recent report of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector reveals that 395 million Indians work in the unorganised sector. 79% of these workers live on an income of less than Rs 20 a day. Many of the workers in this vulnerable and impoverished sector are women, who face the additional inequalities of gender. This issue of Agenda uncovers, explores and recognises the work and contribution of millions of these Indian women. Read more (...) read

date of on-line publication : 16 October 2007

Human Rights Watch

Guinea: Thousands of Girls Face Abuse as Domestic Workers

New Government and UNICEF Should Take Action Against Exploitation and Abuse Thousands of girls employed as domestic workers in Guinea face labor exploitation and physical abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on the eve of the International Day of the African Child. The new Guinean government, which took office in March, should fulfill its pledge to improve living conditions for youths, including child domestic workers. The 110-page report, “Bottom of the Ladder: (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 June 2007

Human Rights Watch

US: Wal-Mart Denies Workers Basic Rights

Wal-Mart’s relentless exploitation of weak US labor laws thwarts union formation and violates the rights of its US workers, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. In the 210-page report, “Discounting Rights: Wal-Mart’s Violation of US Workers’ Right to Freedom of Association,” Human Rights Watch found that while many American companies use weak US laws to stop workers from organizing, the retail giant stands out for the sheer magnitude and aggressiveness of its anti-union (...) read

date of on-line publication : 15 May 2007

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Exploitation of migrant construction workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

> Human Rights Watch, november 2006, volume 18, n° 8

Building towers, cheating workers Dubai, with its glittering new skyline of high-rise buildings and its profusion of luxury resorts and real estate, is the most globally emblematic evidence of the economic rise of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As the UAE undergoes one of the largest construction booms in the world, at least half a million migrant construction workers are employed there. Behind the glitter and luxury, the experiences of these migrant workers present a much less attractive (...) read

date of on-line publication : 1 December 2006


Coming Clean on the Clothes We Wear

> ETAG (Ethical Trading Action Group) & AccountAbility, December 2005, 86pp., PDF (...)

The Transparency Report Card assesses and compares 25 apparel retailers and brands selling apparel products in the Canadian market on the basis of their programs to achieve compliance with recognized international labour standards in the factories where their products are made, and the steps they are taking to communicate thoroughly, effectively and transparently these efforts to the public.
The Report Card does not attempt to evaluate actual labour practices. Nor does the Report Card assess how companies’ labour standards policies and compliance programs apply to their retail employees. The focus of this report is exclusively on supply chains. It is based solely on information made public by the companies being researched.  read

date of on-line publication : 18 May 2006

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