This broad subject would include issues such as sweatshops, labor standards, right to free association, forced labor, workplace safety and health, and the provision of health care. And it would examine the work and employment institutions created domestically and internationally government agencies, employers, unions, transnational organizations, etc. Over the centuries, the way work has been structured has taken many forms. Today, most people work as employees for employers that range from small business, to non-profit organizations, to government bodies, to multinational corporations.
Minimum wages 6 2. Sweatshops are usually associated with abuse and exploitation of children and women. There are therefore issues of ethics arising out of operations of sweatshops. Proponents of this approach believe that corporations have societal obligations that go beyond maximising profits. Ethics is defined as the study of the moral value of human behavior.
Ethics as a division of philosophy uses the methods of philosophy, not the methods of religion. In other words, it is not faith in the writings of religious figures, which is used to develop ethical positions; it is the application of human reasoning to ethical issues.
Specifically the organisations stand accused of chasing cheap labour around the globe, failing to pay their workers liveable wages, utilising child labour, turning a blind eye JOHN T. The critism against sweat shops go back as far as the 19th century slavery abolitionist movement. They considered slavery similar to sweat shops.
After the abolition of slavery the movement turned to the conditions of workers in urban areas. The abolitionist movement spread into workers movements such as trade unions and labour based political groups; marxists and socialists. There was focus on solidarity of workers around the globe.
However, there were setbacks in the trade union movement after the second world in the Western World, as many Western goverments restricted the operations of trade unions. Lately, abolotionist tendencies are being manifested in human rights organisation, pro-environment organisations, and anti-globalisation movements or anti-big business groupings.
The lack of a balancing super power after the fall of the Soviet Union and globalisation have had their own adverse effects on poor nations.
International capital has been very exploitative in poor countries where it has penetrated. This could be due to the lack of socio-economic choices that citizen of poor countries have. The International Labour Organisation has introduced a number of convention to protect workers who may not be able to protect themselves; especially women and children.
There are also a lot of lobby groups engaged in advocacy against sweatshops. They counter that living and working conditions in poor countries cannot be compared to those in the developed nations. The low wages in the poor countries may enable the workers receiving them afford to live above subsistence level.BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS INTERNATIONAL SWEATSHOPS JOHN T.
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Ethics of Sweatshops: Managing Global Labor Standards in the Sporting Goods Industry. JENIFER KESIK 2.
2 Introduction For more than ten years concerns surrounding global labour practices in the sporting apparel industry have been under a .
Nike wasn't the only or worst company to use sweatshops. But it was the one everybody knew.
Transparency doesn't change ongoing reports of abuses, still-low wages, or tragedies like the one in. Ethics of Sweatshops: Managing Global Labour Standards in the Sporting Goods Industry 1. Ethics of Sweatshops: Managing Global Labor Standards in the Sporting Goods Industry.
JENIFER KESIK 2. 2 Introduction For more than ten years concerns surrounding global labour practices in the sporting apparel industry have been under a lot attention from.
How Ethical is Nike? Soon after, the brand became the subject of an aggressive and sustained campaign by United Students Against Sweatshops. Nike was initially slow to respond – but under increasing pressure it eventually made some changes by improving its monitoring efforts, raising the minimum age of workers, and increasing factory.
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Problems still exist in Nike’s supply chain but the corporation today operates with an openness and transparency that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. Regardless of much view that sweatshop is the best option, some still argue that sweatshops violates the laws of the countries in which they operate, aside from charging that sweatshops labor, even if mutually beneficial, is nevertheless often or necessarily coercive or exploitative. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS INTERNATIONAL SWEATSHOPS JOHN T. NJOVU LUSAKA -ZAMBIA © Business and Professional Ethics INTERNATIONAL SWEATSHOPS Table of contents Page 1.