Labour Conditions

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Labour Conditions

The textile industry faces various social issues that are associated with labour conditions.

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Poor working conditions

  • In many countries, textile workers endure poor working conditions.
  • Poor working conditions include:
    • Long working hours.
    • Inadequate safety measures.
    • Lack of proper ventilation.
  • Poor working conditions can result in health issues and occupational hazards.
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Low wages and exploitation

  • Textile workers often receive low wages.
    • Low wages make it challenging for workers to meet basic needs and improve their living standards.
  • Some workers face exploitation, forced labour, and unsafe working conditions.
    • For example, workers in informal and unregulated sectors.
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Child labour

  • There have been international efforts to combat child labour.
  • Child labour still exists in some regions within the textile industry.
  • Children are often engaged in hazardous work.
    • This deprives them of education.
    • This deprives them of healthy childhoods.
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Forced labour and human trafficking

  • Some parts of the textile industry are associated with forced labour and human trafficking.
  • Vulnerable individuals may be trapped in exploitative working conditions against their will.
    • Vulnerable individuals include migrants and marginalised groups.
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Lack of labour rights

  • Workers in the textile industry may face challenges in organizing and forming labour unions.
  • Labour unions are organisations that advocate for workers' rights.
    • Labour unions demand better working conditions.

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1Core Technical Principles

2Paper & Board: Specialist Technical Principles

3Timber: Specialist Technical Principles

4Metal: Specialist Technical Principles

5Polymers: Specialist Technical Principles

6Textiles: Specialist Technical Principles

7Designing & Making Principles

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