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[IWS] ILO: LABOUR PROTECTION OF INTERNS IN CHINESE TEXTILE AND APPAREL ENTERPRISES [2014]

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International Labour Organization (ILO)

Bangkok, Thailand

 

LABOUR PROTECTION OF INTERNS IN CHINESE TEXTILE AND APPAREL ENTERPRISES [2014]

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---asia/---ro-bangkok/---ilo-beijing/documents/publication/wcms_306624.pdf

[full-text, 48 pages]

 

[excerpt]

This report presents the results of a study carried out by the Office for Social Responsibility of

the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) with support from the International

Labour Organization (ILO). The study hopes to document some of the actual conditions in which

internships are carried out in the textile and apparel industry, and to develop recommendations

on how to improve the management of internships. Research for the study was carried out

in November and December 2013 in ten textile and apparel sector enterprises in Jiangsu,

Shandong, Fujian and Zhejiang provinces.

 

Results of the study show that while the vast majority of the 290 interns participating in the

survey considered the internship to be a useful learning experience, a significant proportion

worked in conditions that violate their labour rights and sometimes even constitute forced

labour as the term is understood in international law. We hope that this report will inspire

enterprises, schools and policymakers at central and local level to continue their valuable

internship programmes but to do so in conditions that fully realize the labour rights of interns

and protect various industries in China against allegations of forced labour.

 

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