Tag: garment workers’ rights

Garment Worker News 28 July 2013

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(English) BANGLADESH. 48 global retailers to meet in Dhaka. The Daily Start (28 July 2013) by Refayet Ullah Mirdha.  Forty-eight international clothing retailers and brands will hold meetings in Dhaka next month to fix compensation packages for the victims of Rana Plaza collapse and Tazreen fire incident. CAMBODIA. Cambodia election: Workers hoping for a brighter… Read more »

Garment Worker News 14 July 2013

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(English) BANGLADESH. “RMG workers must have union rights.” The Daily Star (14 July 2013). Labour leaders at The Daily Star-BILS roundtable press for inclusion of effective trade union in amended labour law, ensuring workers’ safety. Labour leaders rejected the “participation committee” mentioned in the draft amendment to the labour law as it was no alternative to… Read more »

Garment Worker News June 30 2013

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(English) BANGLADESH. “Nearly 400 Bangladesh garment workers sick after drinking factory supplied water.” News Track India (30 June 2013). Some 400 garment workers fell sick at their factory in Ashulia on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka Sunday morning after drinking water there, police said. USA & BANGLADESH. “Obama to Suspend Trade Privileges With Bangladesh.”… Read more »

Garment Worker News June 16 2013

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(English) BANGLADESH. “Bangladesh garment workers fall sick after drinking water supplied by factory.” The Globe and Mail (16 June 2013) via The Associated Press. Several hundred garment workers were sickened at their factory outside Bangladesh’s capital on Sunday, apparently after drinking water there. JORDAN. “Unions agree deal for textile and garment workers.” Just-style (14 June… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News June 2 2013

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(ENGLISH) PAKISTAN. “Double the return: Empowering women and supporting dying crafts.” Tribute (May 26, 2013). Hand-embroidered accessories and traditional clothes made by women hailing from Pakistan and other South Asian regions are on display at the “Support the Crafts” exhibition at the Nomad Art Gallery. PAKISTAN. “Garment factories violating labour laws.” Nation (May 26, 2013)…. Read more »