Decent work for home workers in global supply chains platform of demands.

Decent work for home workers in global supply chains platform of demands.

02 Jan 2018

Homeworkers produce goods for global supply chains from within or around their own homes. The work they do can vary greatly: stitching garments and weaving textiles; stitching shoe uppers and footballs; producing craft products; processing and preparing food items; rolling incense sticks, cigarettes and cigars; assembling or packaging electronics, automobile parts, and pharmaceutical products; and more. Although they remain largely invisible, homeworkers are engaged in many branches of industry—old and new—and represent a significant share of employment in global supply chains, especially in Asia.

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