Worker Health and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains Symposium

March 23, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Penn State Univerity, USA

Home-based worker in Thailand

(Photo: Paula Bronstein, Getty Images Reportage)

The Worker Health and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains Symposium took place on the 23rd and 24th of March at the Penn State University in the USA. The event was organized by the Penn State Center for Global Workers Rights and focused on the conditions of vulnerable workers in supply chains, most especially women and migrant workers. Additionally, it explored efforts to organize workers and improve conditions, giving special emphasis to worker health issues.

Several key actors attended the event, including the ILO, the US federation of Unions, the Worker Rights Consortium, the International Campaign for Responsible Technology and several other organizations who were also present at the Labour Conference on Supply Chains in 2016. Marlese von Broembsen, WIEGO’s Law Programme Director, spoke on homeworkers in global supply chains.

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