Qualitative Research on Decent Work in Apparel and Footwear Sector: Perspective on Compliance to Ecosoc Covenant
Research Time Range : October – December 2012
In 2012, Inkrispena in partner with SOMO conducted research about decent work condition in apperel and footwear sector related to the compliance ECOSOC Covenant. This research describe why the ratification of the ECOSOC Covenant have no effect whatsoever to (a) the precarious working conditions and, ultimately, to (b) the improvement of workers welfare in Indonesian apparel and footwear sector. The methodology used in the research, is qualitative approach. The purpose of this report is to provide relevant information on parliament, governmentí, companies and trades unions attitudes towards the right to decent work and to review its implementation in Indonesia, in order to determine steps to support the improvement of Apparel and Footwear workers working conditions.
The result of research shows that the condition where the ratification of the Covenant of ECOSOC Rights have no effect whatsoever to (a) the precarious working conditions and, ultimately, to (b) the improvement of workersí welfare in Indonesian apparel and footwear sector can be consider as structural ignorance from the level of parliament, government of Indonesia, and companies in the industrial sector. The right to decent work is not viewed in unity with the right at work, which make the fulfillment of one right can only be done by the expenses of other right
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