The region of Jammu and Kashmir (commonly called Kashmir) is composed of three geographical divisions: Jammu, Kashmir, and Laddakh. Both India and Pakistan govern parts of the area; Pakistan-controlled Kashmir is known as ‘Azad’ or independent Kashmir and the area India controls is known as the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This essay highlights labour conditions in Indian Kashmir only.
6 September 2000 was just another working day for Nib Bahadur Sunar in Hong Kong. He was happy with his job at the Tin-Wo-Engineering company that was subcontracted by the construction giant Paul Y-ITC Construction Holdings, a Hong Kong-based company that has construction projects in seven countries in the Asia Pacific region. Paul Y-ITC in turn was contracted by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) that carries over two million persons every day.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) moved into Cambodia within months of the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement. Since then, the ILO has been engaged in a range of activities like employment generation programmes, technical training programmes, and monitoring garment factories. This paper examines the overall activities of the ILO in Cambodia with special focus on its role in the garment industry, which is the largest non-agricultural industrial sector in Cambodia.
Is the Internet a common shared public resource, which symbolises free speech in society or is it just a medium to enhance corporate globalisation and a delivery system for neo-liberal agenda? This was one of the issues discussed in the Asia Internet Rights Conference which was held in Seoul from 8 to 12 November 2001.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) and the Cambodia Labour Organisation (CLO) organised a three day occupational safety and health (OSH) training programme in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 2 to 4 October. 18 workers and trade union representatives, and 10 NGO workers attended the event. The workers who took part were mainly from garment and shoe factories in Cambodia.