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Outworkers in the garment industry [online]

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Internet only - free access
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Length:
xvii, 104 p. ; 25 cm.
Publisher:
Canberra, A.C.T.: Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
Year:
1996
ISBN-ISSN:
0642264414
Type:
Electronic resource
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Abstract:
Considers problems experienced by outworkers : low piece rates which translate into hourly rates; impossible deadlines for completion of work; late payment, underpayment, non-payment for completed work, rejection of work and unreimbursed expenses; physical and verbal harassment from intermediaries (blackmail, threats, coercion and bribes); substandard working environments; and worries associated with combining work with family responsibilities. Stresses compounded by the lack of English language skills and inadequate training.
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