Understanding the importance of freedom of association and collective bargaining in Bangladesh.
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It's important that companies know their supply chains - particularly in the stone industry - if they are to avoid modern slavery.
In Bangladesh, negotiations over the wages paid to workers in the ready made garment sector continue. But how are they calculated and are they realistic? And what can international brands do?
Young women workers in south India’s garment industry are killing themselves. Sometimes in a factory, or in hostels attached to factories. Twenty suspected suicides occurred in just three months, in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Stirling Smith, ETI trainer and blogger, has a mission: to save companies money. His solution is worker representation.
While all the evidence shows that sexual harassment is a huge problem faced by women in garment factories in Bangladesh and India, it somehow does not appear in corrective action plans in audits.
Stirling was active in trade union education in the UK before working in India as a Chief Technical Adviser for the International Labour Organisation. He has worked for DFID, British Council, Fair Labour Association, trade unions, NGOs and several companies. His areas of expertise include child labour, HIV/AIDS in the workplace, migrant labour, social dialogue and industrial relations, health and safety at work and co-operatives.