While activist coalitions have forced the end of state-sanctioned forced labour in Uzbekistan, the rise of the private sector and continued undermining of political and social rights may mean exploitation in the cotton sector persists.
We need to extend critiques of undervalued labour beyond those with ‘social value’ to engender improvements in the material value of labour globally.
While many global garment companies have commited to living wages in their supply chains, our latest research questions the degree of implementation.
In this blog, Remi Edwards discusses the ways through which corporations market commodities as ethically sourced, in spite of systemic labour exploitation.
While the Weinstein scandal has generated a pseudo-systemic critique of sexual violence in the workplace, economic inequalities still determine who […]