Issue Briefs

 

FLA frequently brings together experts and leaders in social responsibility, labor issues and human rights, to discuss problems facing workers around the world and how stakeholders can work together to bring about lasting improvements. FLA also commissions research and works with affiliates to pilot and develop tools that can be adopted across industries and throughout different regions. Reports of these activities are often published here to help inform the global labor community and others who care about improving conditions for workers.
 

University of Washington Fair Wages Workshop

Publication date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Report type: 
Issue Brief
In October 2012, FLA organized a one-day “Fair Wage Workshop” to provide information on the Fair Wage Assessment tools and to facilitate understanding of the methodology, and to share information about current pilots and brand experience with the assessments. Some of the emerging issues, as well as possible remediation in this area, were also discussed.

Taking Care of Business: Childcare in Bangalore’s Apparel Industry

Publication date: 
Monday, September 24, 2012
Report type: 
Issue Brief
Every day, women who bear society’s responsibility for reproduction and childcare leave their children behind to enter the factory gates and begin their work-day anxious about the safety and security of their young ones. The apparel industry is most prone to this phenomenon. FLA commissioned Cividep-India to conduct a research study into causes, impacts and potential solutions.

Understanding the Sumangali Scheme in Tamil Nadu's Textile & Garment Industry

Publication date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Report type: 
Issue Brief
The textile and clothing industry in India employs an estimated 35 million people, and much of the country’s production occurs in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. But behind the scenes, a troubling practice called the Sumangali Scheme continues to put the rights and lives of millions of young women at risk.

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