The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has decided to set up a common cutting and polishing facility to combat the deadly silicosis disease afflicting most of the workers in agate industry in Khambhat town of Kheda district.
Agate, which is a silicate quartz, is shaped and polished into beads and other decorative items. This industry has been in operation for generations in Khambhat region of the State.
This map tells the story of Samsung Electronics' Supply Chains and their working condition across Asia. It shows cases of occupational ill and victims in several Asian countries and key issues including labour union busting by Samsung companies and its suppliers and violence towards workers, among others.
The content of this book is upon of the discussion in the Fourth Asian Roundtable on Social Security meeting which was co-organised by AMRC and the University of Philippines in Manila. The book includes country reports on social protection in Asia, overview on the road to social protection in Asia, outcome of the conference, among others. The book serves to provide comprehensive information on social protection for all from the labour perspective in Asia.
This book describes the struggles of workers fighting for their basic rights in the electronics industry with a focus on the operations of Samsung Electronics and its Asian suppliers, including those in South Korea, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan. It also discusses the overall situation of the electrical appliance and electronics industries in Japan where workers have been hit hard by factories relocations.
The chapter on SEZs in Indiaby Surendra Pratap focuses on two SEZs in Andhra Pradesh, the Kakinada SEZ of East Godavari District and the Brandix India Apparel City SEZ of Vishakhpattanam District. Kakinada SEZ is situated in the East Godavari District on the northeast coast of Andhra Pradesh. It is bordered on the north by Visakhapatnam District and the State of Orissa, on the east and south by the Bay of Bengaland on the west by Khammam and West Godavari Districts.
A group of labour leaders and activists from seven Asian countries gathered to share experiences regarding “Strengthening Freedom of Association in Asia: Strategies and Mechanisms”, co-hosted by Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) and the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR). Aggressive union-busting and violent repression of organizing have been among the chief problems faced by Asian labour organizations when they organize workers in defense of their labour rights – with gross impunity even in cases where such rights are clearly constitutiona
An occupational health and safety needs assessment exercise was carried out by Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC), South Asian Research and Development Initiative (SARDI) and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) in collaboration with the Indian National Mine Workers Federation (affiliated to the INTUC) on behalf of the Asian Workers Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Institute (OSHEI).
A recent document of the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that at the beginning of the twenty-first century, access to any form of social protection remains a dream for 80% of the world’s population.1 Social security in India exists only for 7% of the workers - those who are employed in the so- called formal sector. Why so many in India are denied the benefit of social security and what could be our strategy for ‘Social Security for All’?
More than a decade after the world coined a definition for informal sector workers, nothing seems to have changed for these poor people who work on the fringes of so-called organised labour. Informal activity in the developing world consists primarily of unregulated but productive work, on which depends the survival of millions. Data on the labour force currently collected through the official statistical systems in India and at the national level in most countries, are not able to capture the new processes of informalisation of the workforce.
The Indian economy grew at a rate of about five percent per annum during the 1980s. Despite this growth the country faced an acute economic crisis, reflecting some domestic problems but primarily external ones relating to pressure on the balance of payments. Major domestic problems related to inflation, which peaked at 17 percent in 1991, and a central government fiscal deficit that stood at an all time high of 8.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).