Researchers from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Vietnam will come together on 30 March to discuss over three days their findings regarding compliance with labour rights in global supply chains under different trade regimes. All the studies show that core labour standards are frequently violated. In the garment sector in Vietnam, it is the big brands that take the largest share of the profits. Suppliers respond to price pressure by cutting labour costs. They make up only three per cent of the net selling price in garments.
At the meeting, participants will also discuss strategies to respond to these developments and how to make social clauses a successful means to uphold labour rights.
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