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As we commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy that cost over 1,100 lives, we are reminded once again of the significance of a functioning social dialogue and harmonious industrial relations, and what can happen in their absence.
Despite the economic boom in Asia, the life of millions of workers in the region is getting harder by the day. How can that be? And what can be done to change it? Find out by watching this video on “Core Labour Standards Plus” (CLS+), a regional project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia that aims to better the working conditions for workers in manufacturing industries integrated in global supply chains.
While India´s economy continues to grow, the subcontinent is facing a constant decline of women labour participation. In cooperation with the University of Calcutta, FES India Office organised a public lecture on “Women’s work in India in the early 21st century: the miner’s canary?” which was led by Gita Sen, Professor of Global Health and Population at Harvard University. Professor Sen argues that the decline of India´s women labour participation rates hints to structural problems. Visit website