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Parliamentary question - E-000494/2019Parliamentary question

GSP+ and workers' rights in Pakistan

Question for written answer E-000494-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Ignazio Corrao (EFDD)

In its answer to Written Question E-005012/2018 on Pakistan, the Commission confirms that despite some improvements made in the area of child labour, ‘in other areas much work remains to be done, including the weak labour inspectorate system and systematic disregard of freedom of association and collective bargaining’.

It is reassuring to see that Pakistan has submitted its report on the implementation of ILO Convention 98 on Collective Bargaining. Nevertheless, as pointed out by the Commission, major measures are yet to be adopted in order to comply with labour rights standards. Legislative amendments to the labour laws, extending their application to export processing zones, and the fulfilment of reporting obligations are paramount to compliance with the GSP+ criteria.

Considering the findings of the Commission’s monitoring mission, which confirm Pakistan’s non-compliance with the GSP+ requirements:

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