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Labor Justice in Global Manufacturing: New Actors for Revitalizing Industrial Relations

Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume 52 Issue 4

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Md. Ismail Hossain & Renata Semenza | Author(s) Affiliation: Professor, Department of Social Work, Shahjalal University of Science & Tech., Sylhet, Bangladesh.
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The most unwanted consequences of global manufacturing is the sweatshop condition at the workplace. It is argued that tripartite employment relations do not work effectively due to unequal power relations among the actors and states inability to regulate labor across the globe. Based on empirical evidence from Bangladesh Readymade Garments industry, the paper argues that fair participation of workers in collective bargaining will not be effective until global actors have extended their support to increase labor power, and put pressure on the state and corporations to respect labor rights.

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