Garment Worker News 8 June 2014

by

(English)Garment workers, Thailand, Photo by L. Tuttle

MYANMAR. Gap clothing will soon display “Made in Myanmar”. Quartz (8 June 2014) by Kabir Chibber via WSJ. Gap will soon be making clothes in Myanmar, the Wall Street Journal reported, becoming the first major US retailer to set up shop in the former pariah state.

NIGERIA. What Textile Workers Said To FG On Rescue Of Chibok Girls. Osun Defender (8 June 2014). National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, has urged the federal government to do whatever it takes to rescue more than 200 girls of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, abducted over a month ago by Boko Haram insurgents.

INDIA. TEA favours extension of MGNREGS to garment sector. Fibre 2 Fashion (7 June 2014). The Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) is in favour of extension of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to the garment sector.

BANGLADESH. RMG workers protest lay-off in Ctg. The Daily Star (7 June 2014). Workers of a readymade garment factory in Chittagong city took to the streets near Dewanhat Intersection yesterday after they learnt that the factory authorities announced lay-offs.

CAMBODIA. Garment Workers Vow to Continue Protesting. The Cambodian Daily (6 June 2014) by Mech Dara. About 300 workers from the Ocean Garment Factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district were again blocked from protesting outside the Labor Ministry Thursday as talks between factory owners and workers reached another deadlock, according to union representatives and authorities.

ASIA. What Do Factory Workers in Asia Want? Huffington Post (6 June 2014) by Heather Franzese. In the last two years, through our mobile-enabled Labor Link platform, we’ve surveyed tens of thousands of factory workers manufacturing apparel and electronics in Asia. This is what they tell us they want.

AUSTRALIA. Top clothing labels named in sweatshop court action. SMH (6 June 2014) by Timna Jacks. Some of Australia’s top clothing labels are employing migrant workers for up to 15 hours a day in sweatshops while paying them as little as $5 an hour, according to court documents lodged by the textile union.

INDONESIA. Indonesian employers seek to curb wage gains as costs climb. Thanhnien News (4 June 2014) via Bloomberg. Indonesia’s main employer group is seeking to cap wage gains well below what authorities and unions have sought in recent years, raising the risk of labor disputes that would test the country’s next leader.

CAMBODIA. Garment Workers Strike After Factory Faintings, Secure Demands. The Cambodian Daily (4 June 2014) by Sek Odom. Staff at a garment factory in Kompong Chhnang province went on strike Tuesday to demand guarantees of pay for 36 colleagues who fainted on Monday, a union official said.

GLOBAL. Creating a sustainable approach to fashion. Co-operative News (4 June 2014) by Marie-Claire Kidd. Six Manchester women have launched the city’s first co-operative sewing cafe. Stitched Up aims to inspire a sustainable, creative approach to clothing and the issues surrounding the garment industry.

 

(Español)

INDONESIA. Fábricas textiles contra el trabajo esclavo. Periodismo Humano (8 de Junio de 2014) por Laura Villadiego. Un grupo de mujeres creó una fábrica de ropa interior después de que la internacional Triumph las despidiera de forma masivaEl motor del proyecto es el respeto a las condiciones laborales de sus trabajadoras en un sector con una larga lista de abusos.

CAMBOYA. Las grandes firmas textiles pactan ahora mejorar los salarios en Camboya. Economia Digital (8 de Junio de 2014) por Cristina Farrés. Inditex, H&M, GAP o Puma son algunas de las compañías que se han comprometido a incorporar al precio del producto final las mejoras de los salarios en el país asiático.

ARGENTINA. Más de 1.200 salteños fueron reinsertados en el mundo laboral por fábricas sociales. Diario OC (7 de Junio de 2014). Así lo informaron fuentes gubernamentales, que detallaron que el gobernador Juan Manuel Urtubey dijo que “cada vez que abrimos una de estas empresas construimos dignidad”, al referirse a la decisión de impulsar sus creaciones.

EUROPA. El textil y la moda en Europa, a la baja. Pinker Moda (5 de Junio de 2014). Euratex acaba de lanzar el informe de la industria del textil y la moda en la Unión Europea de los 28. El volumen de negocios total en 2013 alcanzó los 166.500 millones de euros (10.200 en fibras, 81.600 en textil y 74.000 en moda). Analizamos los datos.

ARGENTINA. Nueva Feria de la Economía Social y Solidaria. Lu 22 Radio Tandil (5 de Junio de 2014). Bajo el lema “Producción y Consumo Responsable”, una nueva Feria de la Economía Social y Solidaria tendrá lugar en las instalaciones del Centro Cultural Universitario, Yrigoyen 662 en la ciudad de Tandil. Será los días viernes 6 (de 16 a 21hs), sábado 7 y domingo 8 (de 9 a 13 y 16 a 21hs) de junio.

 

(Português)

EUA. Grandes varejistas dos EUA têm queda nas vendas. Diario Web (8 de Junho de 2014) por Altamiro Silva Júnior. As grandes redes de varejo tradicionais dos Estados Unidos estão enfrentando queda das vendas, lucros em baixa e, por isso, tendo que fechar centenas de lojas e demitir funcionários.

BRASIL. OEA aceita denúncia contra Ambev e autoridades brasileiras por violação de direitos. SEGS (8 de Junho de 2014). Ambev propôs, em 2002, acordo de indenização com distribuidores, que não foi cumprido; mais de 100 mil trabalhadores foram prejudicados.

BRASIL. Um país cada vez mais legal. Contabeis (6 de Junho de 2014). O Brasil já tem mais de quatro milhões de Microempreendedores Individuais (MEIs), figura jurídica incorporada à Lei do Simples Nacional para tirar da informalidade trabalhadores que atuam por contra própria, mas não recolhiam impostos.