While palm oil generates huge profits for the companies, labourers are paid brutally low wages. This, indeed, contributes to palm oils competetiveness on the market. Despite repressive labour laws and precarious working conditions, workers are developing their own practices of everyday resistance. This paper is intended as a contribution to the transnational campaigns linking activists in Germany and Southeast Asia. It argues that campaigners should include workers in the campaigns and that an alliance between environmental and labour activists could become a powerful movement for change.
Diese Broschüre aus der Reihe "Koflikte um Rohstoffe in Asien" der Stiftung Asienhaus wird bald auch auf deutsch vorliegen.