Decent Work: The Cambodian Garment Industry

Publication Date: 

January 1, 2007

This report is based on research undertaken with garment workers in 2006. It asks whether or not the development of the garment industry in Cambodia has led to the creation of decent work. It also identifies what measures can be taken to ensure that the industry is not built on undermining labour rights and the principles of decent work - employment creation, equality between men and women, social dialogue, rights at work and social protection.

Wal-Mart in China: The High Cost of Low Prices

Publication Date: 

October 25, 2006

Millions of consumers across the United States buy products from Wal-mart and other brands bearing the “Made in China” label. However, behind the label lies the exploitation of Chinese workers.

In order to keep prices low for US consumers, Wal-mart suppliers take advantage of the abusive environment toward workers in China. Factories in China are characterized by harsh conditions and mistreatment of workers. Many factories are unsafe, do not pay a living wage, force workers to work overtime without extra pay, do not offer vacations or