The world history of child labor
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- Soccer balls: unions welcome first step against
- ICFTU Online..., 17 February 1997. International trade
unions have cautiously welcomed the announcement of a program
to tackle child labour in soccer ball production in Pakistan -
the first step in cleaning up the sporting goods industry,
which is rife with child labour and abuses of worker rights;
welcome is the central role of the ILO in the new program.
- Codes of Conduct and Carmelita: The Real
- From Gerard Greenfield, Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC),
13 June 1997. Child sweat labor in the garment industry.
U.S. Department of Labor Officials travelled to the Dominican Republic,
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India and the Philippines to study
codes of conduct in the garments industry, and here is summarized its
- Child Labour Protest at G8 meeting, the ugly
reality of globalization
- AFP, 21 June 1997. An alliance of pro-children activists and the
AFL-CIO urged world capitalists at the G-8 Summit to stand up
to western corporations that it said abuse workers and children
abroad. Children bear the brunt of economic globalization, working
in horrific conditions for little pay.
- Foreign Policy In Focus: Child Labor in the Global
- By Terry Collingsworth, October 1997. Child labor is a serious
problem with over 250 million children working around the
world. Rather than globalization, the article suggests that
poverty is an immediate reason why families send their child
to work, and putting children to work in lieu of education
condemns them to a life of poverty. The U.S. model program
- Global march against child labour - Latin
American leg update
- By Indranil Chakrabarti, 7 March 1998. The Latin American leg
of the Global March started in Sao Paolo, Brazil on February
25th, 1998, and entered Uruguay on March 4th and on the 6th
entered Argentina (in Spanish and English).
- The road from work to school
- ICFTU Report, 15 June 1998. International trade unions are
finalising a new report into child labor in all continents and in
several industrial sectors. Preliminary results are here detailed.
Unions fear that if urgent and concerted action is not taken,
child labour will become a permanent part of the global economy, as
multinational companies, usually using complex subcontracting
arrangements, profit from child labor and other labor rights
violations without fear of exposure or penalty.
- Campaign Starts To Make Homes Child Labour
- Global March Against Child Labour press release, 19 January
2001. The Global March kicks off 19 January 2001 as a year-long
crusade against a modern day form of slavery - domestic labor.
The ILO has described domestic work as among the lowest status,
least regulated, and poorest paid of all occupations--whether
performed by adults or children (not re. globalization).
- ICFTU launches a new global campaign to Stop Child
- ICFTU Online..., 3 April 2001. Governments and employers
world-wide will be pressured into taking stronger steps to
eradicate child labor or else face international criticism, says
the ICFTU. Launch of a major two-year campaign in a fresh impetus
to stop child labor that will involve all levels of the trade union
movement and friendly non-governmental organisations. So far,
promises by governments and multinationals have had no result.