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Year of publication: 2016
Labour law violations are still a common phenomenon in the Indian leather and footwear industry. The people who work at the factories that supply European brands told us, among other infringements, about salaries that are far below a living wage, involuntary overtime, insufficient protection from health and safety risks, absence of workers’ unions and discrimination and exploitation based on traditional gender and caste norms. The research was conducted in two different regions: Ambur in South India and Agra in North India.
(Anton Pieper and others, 4 Pages)