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||G. Oonk, P. Overeem, M. Peepercamp, M. Theuws
||SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, ICN - India Committee of the Netherlands
||Economic Development and Trade
||industry, labour, women
||In this report the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN)
present their findings on the labour conditions in the South Indian garment and textile industry. In Tamil Nadu young women
workers continue to suffer exploitative working conditions while making garments for Western brands. Thousands of girls work
under recruitment and employment schemes that amount to bonded labour. 'Maid in India' features case studies of four large
Tamil Nadubased garment manufacturers that produce for the European and US markets. This report aims to provide relevant stakeholders
manufacturers, brands, multi-stakeholders initiatives, governments and others with input to enable and motivate further action.
On the basis of the field research and analysis of promises and actual steps taken by the industry and other relevant actors,
conclusions are formulated, as well as practical recommendations.
||© 2012 SOMO & ICN
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