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Garment Worker News 22 December 2013

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(English) CAMBODIA. “No End in Sight for Svay Rieng SEZ Strikes.” The Cambodia Daily (23 December 2013) by Aun Pheap and Alex Willemyns. A union official at the center of a strike that started last Monday and involves an estimated 30,000 workers from two special economic zones (SEZs) in Svay Rieng province said Sunday that… Read more »

Garment Worker News 8 December 2013

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(English) BANGLADESH. “Bangladesh factory fires: fashion industry’s latest crisis.” The Guardian (8 December 2013) by Jason Burke. With factory blazes happening every week, activists say fire is as serious a risk as poor construction but goes largely unreported. CAMBODIA. “Jubilation as SL strike ends.” Phom Penh Post (4 December 2013) by Sean Teehan and Mom… Read more »

Garment Worker News 24 November 2013

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(English) USA & BANGLADESH. “US senate committee for safeguarding RMG workers’ rights in Bangladesh.” Dhaka Tribune (24 November 2013). “The tragedies in Bangladesh present an important opportunity to improve labour rights and empower workers. No consumer will want to wear clothing if it’s stained by the blood of innocent workers,” Senator Menendez said. BANGLADESH. “Police… Read more »

Garment Worker News 10 November 2013

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(English) INDONESIA & BANGLADESH. Indonesia, Bangladesh workers battle low wages. Workers World (10 November 2013) by G. Dunkel. At the end of October, both Bangladesh and Indonesia saw strikes involving millions of low-wage workers demanding substantial increases in their minimum wages. BANGLADESH. Bangladesh violence closes 100 garment factories. Las Vegas Sun (10 November 2013) via… Read more »

Garment Worker News 27 October 2013

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(English) ASIA. “Fighting for a living wage for garment workers in Asia.” Rabble (25 October 2013) by Piergio Moro. Interview with Ms. Irene Xavier, South Asia Coordinator of the Asian Floor Wage campaign, on what the living wage campaign is, which countries it affects, and how workers are being organised around this issue. BANGLADESH &… Read more »