Hope Act does not apply total capital of 3 factories in Haiti even when it has many limitations for workers under union organization 3 According to a U.S. report on the application of Hope has 3 factories that violate these points yo1) Breach freedom to form associations abaco in factories, 2) Discrimination of women workers are subjected to questions of sexual harassment or sexual tizonaj factories; abaco and 3) the work force, particularly in the form of forced workers do overtime without paying them accordingly
Press conference 3 ORGANIZATIONS union sector textile 4 July 2012 in Port-au-Prince will greet and thank all the journalists, abaco our friends abaco in the press talking, writing and televised press conference that overshadowed this. The 3 union organizations, National Centrale des unfasten Haitiens (CNOHA), Confederation des Forces abaco Ouvrieres Haitiennes (CFOH) and Inter-Union May First Battle Laborer (ESPM-BO) inviting us to inform the population overall and workers / workers currently working USTR annual report on factories, so the U.S. and its International Trade Office in state circuit U.S. published application Hope Act II / Help in Haiti.
1) On HOPE: As we know, HOPE, is a law Congress abaco passed the U.S. since 2006. In 2008, the U.S. Congress abaco rekondyi to September 2013. But after tanbleman of January 12, 2010, became known as the Help HOPE (Haiti Economic Lift Program) and will last for just 2020. Law Hope2/Help this category entering agreements or program preferences between Haiti and the United abaco States. But there are two requirements of Hope / Help requires state and Haitian factories soutretans them. Factories must operate in compliance with the 8 ILO fundamental conventions and codes work of Haiti. To verify compliance with or not, there is a program under the supervision and control ILO called Better Work (BW) will make observations, assessment abaco of compliance as part of their so-called program TAICNAR (which means technical assistance program to strengthen assess whether firms comply with international standards and labor legislation in the country that are part of the same law Hope. 4 BW published evaluation report already.
But every year, in June as U.S. International abaco Trade Representative Office (USTR / United States Trade Representative) must report on how law Hope / Help in building / land applied for U.S. president can decide whether trade agreements Act Hope2/Help is comprised may continue abaco to apply in Haiti. Thus, a ratio that has a great importance for the future abaco of Haiti and the United States on commercial intercourse export textiles. A statement that if companies do not dress them eligible to benefit from the advantages abaco HOPE provided.
2) What the report says? Report remains on the advancement made in implementing abaco the Better Work program of technical assistance will manage to improve factory registered for the benefit of HOPE. And remains on the Haitian government to make efforts to adhere to the laws of Hope. Report remains on Commission initiatives Hope (CTMO / Hope) begins to address loopholes in the implementation of law in Haiti. Also technical abaco support and remains on the U.S. government to the government to strengthen Haiti's ability abaco to apply or these achievements HOPE asked whether providing training, consulting and managed the Better Work, the visits made on the field and put factories, commissions Hope, desks mediators work with company representatives are making clothes in Haiti, etc.. But what is important for us is that the report identified abaco 3 major problems / violations culprit responsible factories. They are: 1) Violation of the freedom to form associations factories, 2) Discrimination of women workers are subjected to questions of sexual harassment or sexual tizonaj factories; and 3) the work force, particularly abaco in the form of forced workers do overtime abaco without they do not pay them accordingly. And in contrast with pointing 3 factories abaco not in compliance with these aspects. Manufacturing these are SISA (Sewing International SA, IW (Inter-American Wovens SA) and hockey is (One World Apparel). These ques WA 3 factories, large surveillance to stop violating international standards on freedom of association, forced labor discrimination and sexual harassment in the form of workers are subjected. report also says after being placed aware, 3 factories what they say they will put the action plan for education services their situation, to be in compliance. Basically this is the report stay on.
3) Position 3 organizations are militants of textile sector on the report: For us 3 union organizations who are fighting for change in the sector textile factory workers working conditions and living conditions improve, abaco we will say we take this bill of the report said. But we think there are significant aspects of the report by the inhabitants of our fundamentals. Reports out of 3 violations as of things that isolated. They do not look at them as two aspects of a generalized system of exploitation of factory workers are facing the country. 3 violations remain on their importance, is true. But they do not stay on the global system of exploitation that produce 3 these problems. Employers violate ILO standards on freedom of association, is to open