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Survey on safety and health conditions of free trade zone women workers in Sri Lanka.

Survey on safety and health conditions of free trade zone women workers in Sri Lanka.

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Published by American Solidarity Center in Colombo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka.,
  • Sri Lanka
    • Subjects:
    • Women employees -- Health and hygiene -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Free ports and zones -- Sri Lanka -- Safety measures.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsAmerican Center for International Labour Solidarity.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD6182.8. .S87
      The Physical Object
      Pagination49 p. ;
      Number of Pages49
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3592109M
      LC Control Number2002295681

      Country Briefing Paper May WOMEN IN SRI LANKA ii ISBN No Publication Stock No. The views and interpretations in this paper are those of the authors the occupational health hazards of women workers as for instance from noxious chemicals and heavy or unguarded machinery, and the need File Size: KB.   21 July, Workers in Sri Lanka revealed experiences of violence, sexual harassment and dangerous working conditions, during an IndustriALL Global Union workshop in Negombo on 11 and 12 July. Twenty-five trade unionists, including eight women, participated in the workshop, which is part of the precarious work project in Sri Lanka run by.

      where workers’ rights are not respected, is Sri Lanka. The quota system in textiles and clothing has played an important role in developing the textiles and clothing industry in Sri Lanka, but increased trade liberalization and competition have led to increased violations of workers’ rights in the free-trade zones (FTZs) in Sri Lanka.   Sri Lanka has set itself a target of increasing migrant remittances to US$10 billion by the end of from US$billion in , and a key element in achieving this figure will be altering the profile of migrant workers and labour markets blog highlights the key challenges facing Sri Lanka in accessing labour markets abroad, based on a forthcoming IPS study on ’Accessing New.

      were established in India in , in Sri Lanka in , and in Bangladesh in All the three countries have subsequently added several other zones, and total employment has increased over time to more than , workers in each country (Table 1). The institutional and political environment for zone establishment and operation haveFile Size: KB. Racial Discrimination in Sri Lanka Introduction 1. Notes that Sri Lanka acceded to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Sri Lankan Women under Parallel Legal Systems in Indira Jaisingh (ed), Men’s Law, Women’s Law, Women Unlimited, New Delhi pp. The living conditions of the plantation workers File Size: KB.


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Survey on safety and health conditions of free trade zone women workers in Sri Lanka Download PDF EPUB FB2

The hospitalisation of large numbers of workers employed by Ceramic World factory on two occasions last year highlights the often unsafe and. A workshop was organized on 25 October in Colombo under the IndustriALL/Unifor organizing project for women organizers and activists in Sri Lankan Export Processing Zones (EPZs).

The participants were from IndustriALL affiliated unions in Sri Lanka involved in organizing workers in the Katunayake, Biyagama & Panadura Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in Sri Lanka. Most of the workers in the free trade zone of Biyagama, Sri Lanka, are year-old women who earn about $ a month with overtime and other additional spend a Author: Vittorio Longhi.

Stitching identities: work, play and politics among Sri Lanka's free trade zone garment factory workers This dissertation examines negotiation of alternative identities among migrant garment factory workers at Sri Lanka’s Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

contrary to the prevalent discourses on victimized women, FTZ workers became. Women play an important role in the economic life of Sri Lanka. The largest concentration of women in professions is in the areas of teaching, nursing, and clerical work.

In the plantation industry, women make up 68 percent of the workforce and, in the garment industry, about 90 percent of the workforce.

The Dabindu Collective Sri Lanka has a population of over 19 million that consists of Sinhalese, the majority ethnic group, and Tamils and Muslims as minority groups.

Over 50 percent of the population and the labour force of million are women. Although traditionally an agrarian country for over 25 centuries, Sri Lanka’s economy underwent a drastic change since she opened.

Health status and quality of life of female garment workers in Sri Lanka. workers in the Free Trade Zone in Koggala, Sri Lanka was recruited.

suggest measures to improve work and health. Sri Lanka and the cause of an exponential increase in female labour force participation (Department of Census and Statistics, ; Institute of Policy Studies, ). Textile and garment factories often operate within EPZs and are arguably at the core (female EPZ workers in particular) of Sri Lanka’s national development (Ferus.

Women in Sri Lanka report a high desire to limit their fertility. According to the Sri Lanka Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), 20% of Sri Lankan women with one child report wanting no more children. The proportion rises to 75% for women with two children and 95% for women with three children.

Female sterilization is still the most common method of family planning in Sri Lanka, and 16%. Sri Lanka’s Garment Workers ‘Stand Up’ for Rights. A garment worker in Sri Lanka earns an average of 55 cents per hour, according to the World Bank, but Sri Lanka projects an apparel export Author: Ashoka.

Objectives Over the past three decades, the garment industry has become a major foreign exchange earner for Sri Lanka. The objective of this study is to provide an overview of work related health problems experienced by the female textile workers of Sri Lanka.

Methods This study was carried out among a random sample of female garment factory workers in the free trade zone in Author: Vijitha De Silva, Hester Lipscomb, Truls Ostbye.

Rosa, K. () ‘The Conditions and Organisational Activities of Women in Free Trade Zones: Malaysia, Philippines and Sri Lanka, –’, in S. Rowbotham and S. Mitter (eds) Dignity and Daily Bread: New Forms of Economic Organising Among Poor Women in Author: Janaka Biyanwila.

In the last three decades young, predominantly unmarried, Sri Lankan women have formed the backbone of an enormous economic shift toward export-oriented industrialization. As a result, much attention has focused upon the impacts and outcomes of this shift upon Sri Lankan women, particularly those employed in the nation's numerous Export Processing Zones (EPZs).Cited by: Sexual Harassment at Sri Lankan Workplaces, and its Legal Remedy W.

Mihiri Madhushika Karunarathne Sexual harassment is a closed-door, social evil that has not being discussed sufficiently. Although it is a common problem for all irrespective of gender, File Size: KB. Labour market governance and working conditions in Sri Lanka and the Maldives Garbage sorters at the bio waste management centre.©ILO/Alan Dow Labour market governance and access to decent working conditions is one of the key features of the Decent Work Country Programme for Sri Lanka and is being operationalized through priority.

Following the Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Working Hours in the Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industries held in Geneva from 23 - 25 SeptemberAnton Marcus, Joint Secretary of Free Zones and General Services Employees Union, explains the challenges facing by workers in Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka.

He also underlines the role of ILO to improve social. Women constitute about 85 percent of the country’s industrial workforce, and the majority of these are between 25 and 30 years of age.

Pathirana has worked in a Katunayake Free Trade Zone factory for the last 10 years. She shares a small room with four friends to help save money. All four of her roommates have left their factory jobs. Musculoskeletal symptoms among female garment factory workers in Sri Lanka Article in International journal of occupational and environmental health 18(3) July with 97 Reads.

Sri Lanka is the 57th most populated nation in the world, with roug, people, and an annual population growth rate of %. Sri Lanka has a birth rate of births per 1, people and a death rate of deaths per 1, people. Population density is highest in western Sri Lanka, especially in and around the g code: + The migration of women as domestic workers is a controversial issue in Sri Lanka mired in discourse surrounding women’s right to employment and freedom of movement conflicting with stereotyped and patriarchal notions of women’s role in the family, and of motherhood.

Verite Research, a Sri Lankan think-tank, argues that two possible reasons for fewer women in the country’s workforce might be that Sri Lanka’s private sector is reluctant to employ women or there is a possible mismatch between the demand and supply of skills desired by employers.

According to this study the majority of Sri Lankan female. Cooray told IPS the apparel sector’s bad image has created a dearth of trained employees. At a Free Trade Zone at Katunayake near the country’s only international airport, there are ab job vacancies in garment factories. Garments are Sri Lanka’s biggest export earner, posting billion dollars in revenue in   Defend Sri Lankan free trade zone workers countries to drive down the wages and conditions of all.

Workers everywhere must come to the defence of their class brothers and sisters in .