Herausgeber_in: Dakshini Rajastahn Mazdoor Union
Autor_innnen: Khandelwal, Ashok / Katiyar, Sudhir / Vaishnav, Madan
Schlagwörter: Arbeitsbedingungen, Asien, Baumwolle, Frauenrechte, Gewerkschaft, Indien, Kinderarbeit, Lieferkette, Menschenrechtsverletzungen, Migration, Unternehmensverantwortung, Welthandel
The Field Study was undertaken by Dakshini Rajasthan Majdoor Union to understand the use of child labour in cottonseed production in north Gujarat in the year 2007. The Union has been organizing the seasonal migrant tribal workers that go to work on Bt cottonseed farms from South Rajasthan to North Gujarat during the rainy season for two three months. It has come across very high incidence of child labour amongst these workers. The survey this year sought to find out the extent and depth of child labour on the cottonseed farms and link this with the companies that sponsor seed production. It also sought to understand the recruitment process and the working and living conditions of workers.
The team has documented extensive use of child labour on Bt cottonseed farms in Gujarat. Overall 32.7 percent of the workforce comprised of children below 14 years. Another 42.3 were adolescents between 15-18 years. Thus three quarters of the total workforce comprised of children and adolescents below 18 years.
Umfang: 74 Seiten
Zielgruppe: Student_innen, Erwachsene
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