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Foreign companies established in this country.

Economy, tax incentives & labor conditions

A blue-collar worker earns on average a wage of 222 euros gross per month in this country in 2008.
(L'Expansion , France , 01/10/2008 )

All core labour standards, even if ratified, are violated massively and flagrantly in Pakistan, according to the International Trade Union Confederation. The right of freedom of association is violated systematically and there is insufficient protection against anti-union discrimination. The right to strike cannot be exercised and workers in the country’s three export processing zones do not enjoy the right to form a trade union, bargain collectively or strike. Hazardous forms of child labour include street vending, surgical instrument manufacturing, deep sea fishing, leather manufacturing, brick making, production of soccer balls, and carpet weaving. The report denounces the fact while Pakistan has ratified both conventions combating forced labour, this practice, including by children, is widespread in the country. Bonded labour is a major issue despite legislation that should outlawed the practice.
(ITUC-CSI , Suisse , 16/01/2008 , Flagrant violations of core labour standards in Pakistan )

Pakistan’s highly restrictive labour laws, combined with a near total lack of law enforcement, permitted unmitigated attacks by employers and state enterprises managers against trade union rights.
(ITUC-CSI , Suisse , 01/12/2007 , Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights )

Employers artificially promote workers to managerial status, usually without the concomitant salary increase, so that they no longer qualify for union membership. Employers often strongly resist the unionisation of their employees, with management resorting to intimidation, dismissal and blacklisting.
(ITUC-CSI , Suisse , 01/12/2007 , Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights )

Minimum wage noted (US$/day)
(year, wage and name of the contracting company)

2005 4 US$/day at/for Levi Strauss & Co.
2005 4 US$/day at/for Phillips-Van Heusen Corp
2005 4 US$/day at/for Nike Inc.
2005 4 US$/day at/for VF Corp.
2005 4 US$/day at/for Adidas AG

Main violations of the human rights and dirty money laundering
(year and company name)

1998 Citigroup Inc.
1997 Cotecna
1997 SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance Holding SA)

Main labor right violations
(year, company name and norm number)

2006 Coca Cola Co. 87
2006 Pakistan National Shipping Corp 87
1998 Coca Cola Co. 138
1998 FIAT S.p.A. 87, 98
1998 IKEA 138
1996 Nike Inc. 138

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