Category: Home-based Worker

Home-based Worker News to June 22 2012

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Burma.  Authorities set basic wage for garment workers.  June 15 2012. Leona Barrie. Just Style. Authorities in Burma have responded to a series of strikes last month by setting a basic daily wage of MMK1000 (US$1.25) for garment workers, according to local media reports. Bengladesh. Violence shuts 300 Bangladesh garment factories. June 16 2012. Reuters…. Read more »

Women’s Economic Empowerment in Nepal

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This week, we turn our focus on how inclusive projects for the working poor can affect home-based workers, who are usually women, vulnerable to global markets, and, because they work at home, invisible as workers.  Today’s Inclusive Cities “Changing Cities, Changing Lives”series comes from Nepal, where our partner organization, Didi Bahnini Sewa Samaj, a member… Read more »

Home-based Worker News, June 12 2012

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Bengladesh. Textile,  garment workers demand allocation in budget.  June 1 2012.  Financial Express. Leaders of the Bangladesh Textile Garments Workers Federation (BTGWF) at a  roundtable Friday demanded especial allocation in the ensuring budget for five  fields including rationing, housing and healthcare for the welfare of the  workers. Vietnam. HCM City makes effort to reduce labour… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News, June 5 2012

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Bengladesh. Form bodies to curb labour unrest: B’desh RMG makers told. May 24, 2012.  Fibre2Fashion.  Bangladesh’s Labour and Employment Minister, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, has urged the readymade garment (RMG) manufacturers in the country to form “participation committees” at the factory-level to fight labour unrest. India. 80 child workers rescued after swoop. May 25, 2012.  The… Read more »