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Garment Worker News 25 May 2014

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(English) HONG KONG. Garment maker TAL re-engineers to stay in the game. SCMP (25 May 2014) by Denise Tsang in Dongguan. The company, which makes one in every seven dress shirts sold in the United States, made a bold move in 2008 by casting away a 60-year-old production model, under which workers used to be… Read more »

Garment Worker News 11 May 2014

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(English) HAITI. Haiti Raises Wages For Factory Workers in Growing Garment Industry. Atlanta Black Star (11 May 2014). The question of how much factory workers in Haiti’s expanding garment industry should be earning for an eight-hour workday was settled this month after Haitian President Michel Martelly issued an executive order raising the minimum wage. INDIA…. Read more »

Garment Worker News 27 April 2014

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(English) CAMBODIA. Bavet City Garment Strikes Gain Momentum. The Cambodia Daily (27 April 2014) by Mech Dara. Trade unions may have failed to get a stay-at-home strike for higher wages off the ground after the Khmer New Year earlier this month. But a strike for bonus pay is picking up steam in Svay Rieng Province, where… Read more »

Garment Worker News 13 April 2014

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(English) PAKISTAN. Government, stakeholders asked to give due rights to textile workers. The Daily Times (13 April 2014). The rights of textile workers in Pakistan go neglected and all the stakeholders including government should take steps to address their issues, said Nasir Mansoor of National Trade Union Federation Pakistan (NTUF). CAMBODIA. Whittington contributes to Health Information Sharing… Read more »

Garment Worker News 30 March 2014

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(English) INDIA. Garment workers run riot after colleague’s death, 10 cops hurt. Times of India (29 March 2014) by Sanjay Yadav. Hundreds of workers of a garment export company in Udyog Vihar went on the rampage on Fridayafter the death by electrocution of a colleague, which they attributed to the company’s negligence. INDIA. Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and… Read more »