[The Straits Times] Indonesia’s Labor Laws Discourage Investment and Leave Workers Worse Off: Experts

Even so, David Welsh, country director of Southeast Asia of the Solidarity Center, a nonprofit aligned with the U.S.-based labor federation AFL-CIO, said the reforms, in the garment sector at least, risk amounting to a “race to the bottom”–slashing benefits to appease big international brands that can afford to pay. During the three months ended August–the most recent data available–Sweden’s H&M, which has manufacturing facilities in Indonesia, reported a gross profit margin of 50 percent before tax.

In Our Own Words: Women Address Gender-Based Violence in Garment Factories in Indonesia

In Our Own Words: Women Address Gender-Based Violence in Garment Factories in Indonesia

While studies have shown the prevalence of violence against women at home and in their communities, no
comprehensive data exists to document the extent of gender-based violence (GBV) at work. To better understand GBV at work, 17 activists and female leaders of workers in three Indonesian unions talked with garment workers. Here are their findings.

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