This report is a summary of the research on working conditions of women employed in super-/hypermarkets in Poland. The research was conducted by KARAT within the project “Improvement of work conditions of women employed in chains of large area retail institutions in Poland”. The report shows the area where the violations of workers’ rights still exists and gives a series of recommendations to improve the situation of female empolyees in super – and hypermarkets in Poland. Published by KARAT, 2008 Download the report in English “The situation of female employees in super- and hypermarkets” The full report is also available […]
Report: Work conditions and respecting of employees’ rights in supermarkets in Poland from the gender equality perspective. (Also in Polish).
The report is a legal analysis focusing on the labour rights protection system related to the forms and areas of violations of the labour rights of women employed in super-/hypermarkets in Poland. The areas of violations were identified by the research conducted by KARAT in 2008. There are two main conclusions of the report. One is that the employers aim at maximization of profits at the costs of the employees and their rights, second one – that it is possible to protect employees of super-/ hypermarkets from abuses using existing labour law regulations. Published by KARAT, 2008 Download the report […]
This is the first report made by the Polish Social Watch Coalition established within the project “Promoting of social development: building the capacity of Social Watch Coalition” in 2008 coordinated in Poland by KARAT. It consists of three parts: 1. the reprints from the international Social Watch Report 2008, 2. the articles on selected issues concerning observance and protection of human rights in Poland, 3. the national reports on human rights in the countries of CEE/CIS region and countries to which the Polish Development Aid is directed. Published by KARAT , 2008 The report is available only in Polish HERE
Report: Clearing the hurdles: Steps to improving wages and working conditions in the global sportswear industry by Fair Play 2008 Campaign.
This is a report by PlayFair2008 Campaign that was run on the occasion of Beijing Olympics in 2008. KARAT as a partner in this initiative, translated and published the report in Polish. The report presents the main problems related to labour rights obedience in sportswear factories, provides facts illustrating the roots of these problems (which are closely related to the structures and pattern of functioning global sportswear industry as a whole), and finally, recommends the solutions. Publication focuses on the main sportswear brands which control the whole industry. These brands are also addressees of the final recommendations. Published by PlayFair, […]
This report was published by KARAT as part of the MakeITfair campaign, a European wide project on consumer electronics. It emphasizes the need to monitor the working conditions and the environmental impacts of this expanding new sector in Poland. While new jobs and new investments for Poland are desirable, we need to make sure, however, that the workers are treated fairly and not exploited. Published by KARAT, 2007 Download the report in English “Gender aspects. Production of Next – generation electronics in Poland”
Report: Fair Play – always in fashion! Consumers’ awareness and working conditions of women in sporting goods Industry. (Also in Polish).
This is a report on sportswear industry in Poland based on data and interviews with producers, workers, consumers, unionists and sportswear market specialists which were conducted by KARAT Coalition in 2007. Publication illustrates the situation of Polish sportswear industry as a whole and the working conditions of women in this branch, in particular. For the first time in Poland the report provides the results of the research on awareness of Polish consumers on the social costs of sportswear production, their motivations for purchasing and their approach to consumers campaigns for better working conditions in garment industry. The report was as […]
This report is a result of a joint project of AFAEMME, KARAT, SEGE and WAD on Labour Market and Entrepreneurship; Overcoming Gender Stereotypes. It consists of 12 national reports from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and a final global report containing concrete policy recommendations addressed to European Commission and national governments. Published by AFAEMME 2006. Download the Global report in English: Labour Market and Entrepreneurship; Overcoming Gender Stereotypes. Download the national reports in English from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
This is the first joint report of KARAT, WIDE, Eurostep and Social Watch. It focuses on the question of how Europe is overcoming its former division. Since 1989, Europe has changed beyond all expectations. But while Europe is transcending its former separation, new borders are being put in place. This publication is an attempt to add to the debates surrounding the ongoing reviews of implementation of Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Declaration by providing an assessment of the EU’s commitment to promoting gender equality in its assistance to Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States […]