This study was conducted by Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) between December 7, 2012to March 2013. Personal interviews, focus group discussion and interview of key respondents through email were used to gather data. Twelve worker-leaders from Agusan Plantation Inc. (API), Agumil (API Milling Plant), and Filipinas Palm Oil Plantation Inc. (FPPI) participated in the focus group discussions while five key informants were interviewed: three were conducted in person and two were done through emails.
Statement to the Fire at the Factory of Tazreen Fashions Killing over Hundreds in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Besides conveying our deepest condolence and concerns to all victims, Asian Transnational Corporations Monitoring Network (ATNC) is calling for an immediate action from the Bangladeshi government and international clothing brands following the deadly fire at the factory of Tazreen Fashions on late Saturday, 24 November 2012.
Social problems are raging across Asia, a region deemed the world’s global economic locomotive. Poverty is high and pervasive amidst so much wealth for a few. In fact, inequality is deepening everywhere, within and across countries. Joblessness and near-joblessness are widespread. And majority of those who have jobs are trapped in precarious work arrangements and hostile working conditions.
In the Southeast Asian region, working poor women account for 30 percent of vulnerable and unpaid family workers. The traditional values in society have put women of the lower economic strata namely the working-poor in a vulnerable position, where they are stigmatized for lacking skills and capacity.
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.
In September 2013, AMRC launched our Gender and Labour Rights programme by bringing together representatives from 28 organisations and twelve countries for a regional consultation. Participants were predominantly women activists from AMRC’s partner labour groups, as well as experts and researchers who have been working on labour and gender issues in the region.
“We have brave clients. They deserve brave lawyers” Atty. Romeo Capulong 1935 - 2012
Last January 2011, a work accident took the lives of ten workers at the Eton Residences construction site at Makati, Philippines. They were underpaid, one was a minor, and the gondola they were riding on had no permit -- yet two years later, justice remains elusive for the victims of the tragedy. Their families, however, do not lose hope as they continue to struggle against an immensely powerful and wealthy enemy.
The parliamentary watchdog on labour yesterday rejected a probe by the garment industry lobby group on the deadly fire at Tazreen Fashions, saying it was biased and intended to protect the factory owner.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in the probe report says the fire on November 24 last year-- the deadliest the country has ever witnessed -- was pre-planned.
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.
亚洲专讯资料研究中心（Asia Monitor Resource Centre，简称AMRC）试图通过本报告描绘包括柬埔寨、中国、印尼、印度、菲律宾和泰国六个亚洲国家真实的职安状况，以及工人、受害者及其家属的经 历。本报告由AMRC与亚洲职业病及环境污染受害者权益网络（Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victims，简称ANROEV）共同编着，后者是一个由工伤受害者组织、工会、劳工和环境组织组成的网络，成员遍布14个亚洲国家，并共同致力于创造 安全和卫生的工作场所，以及倡导工人的职安权利和环境公义。
Electronics is one of the fastest growing industries today. It has been generating a rapidly growing range of products and services that are increasingly used in almost every human activity. It has completely changed the way people live and interact.