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Focus on labour rights in Sri Lanka prior to the decision on preferential trade access to the EU market
by Neva Nahtigal published 18-04-2017 last modified 02-05-2017 08:29 — filed under: , ,
Two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) visited Sri Lanka to evaluate respect for labour rights prior to the European Union's decision on granting Sri Lanka the so-called GSP+ preferential trade access. During the visit the government committed to labour rights improvements, such as progress on ongoing cases, allowing trade union access to export processing zones, a revision of the labour law and of the union threshold (currently at 40%), and ensuring that the benefits of the preferential trade status would be shared with the workers.
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