workers' rights

workers' rights

A fruit worker under a mango tree. Photo: Tatiana Cardeal/Oxfam

Workers’ rights in supermarket supply chains

This Oxfam briefing note presents compelling new evidence that our food supply chains are rife with violations of human, labour and women’s rights. it summarises new research commissioned for Oxfam, which shows the depth and scale of human suffering in food production in India and Brazil linked to international supermarket supply chains.
A worker in Assam plucks tea leaves in the rain. Credit: Roanna Rahman/Oxfam

Addressing the human cost of Assam tea

Workers on tea plantations in the Assam region of India are systematically denied their rights to a living wage and decent working and living conditions. Oxfam’s new research shows that the solutions lie in a fairer sharing of the end consumer price of tea, stronger gender policies and a review of plantation labour laws to ensure that women and men in Assam can lead dignified lives.
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