LONDON – Labour rights concerns have been raised about one of the six companies participating in Better Cotton’s recently launched programme in Uzbekistan. Indorama Agro, headquartered in Singapore, was previously linked with landgrabs and labour rights violations when large swathes of agricultural land was transferred to private operators as part of the government’s modernisation of the cotton industry.
Uzbek Forum for Human Rights now claims Indorama continues to decimate union membership and trample on employment rights while reneging on promises made when it received 40,000 hectares of land via a government decree.
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