Tag: apparel sector

Home-Based Worker News May 19 2013

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(ENGLISH) CAMBODIA. “Cambodia factory collapse: How did inspectors miss it?” Global Post  (May 18, 2013) by Dene-Hern Chen. It’s partly Bangladesh’s questionable standards that draw global buyers to Cambodia, where a United Nations-backed program monitors plants for safety. GLOBAL. “UN human rights chief welcomes signing of Bangladesh work safety accord by major companies.” UN News… Read more »

Garment Worker News March 21 2013

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(ENGLISH) Bangladesh. “Digital Garment Worker Database Launched.” Research Initiative for Social Equity (March 10, 2013). The Prime Minister of Bangladesh inaugurated the “Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) worker database”[1] for the RMG Industry workers of Garment Manufacturers who are a member of this apex trade body that represents the export oriented woven, knit… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News Dec 13 2012

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BANGLADESH. “Documents Reveal New Details About Walmart’s Connection to Tazreen Factory Fire.” (December 10, 2012) Steven Greenhouse. The New York Times. Documents uncovered at the Tazreen garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 workers died in a fire two weeks ago indicate that not one but two American apparel makers supplying goods for Walmart were using… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News Oct 22 2012

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Pakistan. Legislation Demanded for Home-Based Women Workers. October 18, 2012. Daily Times. LAHORE: The number of home-based women workers is rising in Pakistan at a rate of 8.91 percent per annum and around 12 millions women are working within the informal sector but they have no legal protection as no legislation has been done for… Read more »

Garment Workers News Oct 8 2012

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INDIA. Garment workers not aware of Minimum Wages Act: Bangalore University study. October 1, 2012. Sharadha Kalyanam. The New Indian Express. Nearly 64 per cent of the apparel workers in the state are unaware of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and ESI benefits that are due to them. Out of the 3 lakh garment workers… Read more »