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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Cambodia Unions reveal garment minimum wage goal for 2017 The Phnom Penh Post . (5 September 2016)
By David and Cristina Maza, .

With annual wage talks just around the corner, a joint group of independent and government-affiliated garment worker unions has informed the Ministry of Labour they plan to target a new minimum wage of about $180 for the Kingdom's key export industry.

A community-centred baseline study - "Extent and quality of access of marginalised women to key welfare schemes, programmes and entitlements"- found that a large number of women in the garment sector in Bengaluru, along with domestic workers, did not know how to apply or access schemes.

By Firth, Livia.

If you're looking for a spectacular narrative, one that follows the twists and turns of globalization and governs the flow of human and natural capital and wealth, look no further than fashion.

By Kaye, Leon.

The garment industry, always looking for countries where operating costs are low, has been a huge investor in Burma over the past few years. But there's an ugly side to this trend. And this case became evident as H&M was embarrassed by revelations that teens as young as 14 years old were found working within factories contracted with the fast-fashion giant.

Rana Plaza court case postponed in Bangladesh. Al Jazeera . (23 August 2016)

A court in Bangladesh has postponed the case of some 18 people facing trial for alleged construction code violations related to the Rana Plaza tragedy, when nearly 1,130 people lost their lives in a building collapse.

Myanmar Republic of Korea Korea-Myanmar venture to build 500-acre garment zone. Myanmar Times . (22 August 2016)
By Noe Oo, Myat.

A Korean firm and a local company have teamed up with a view to building free-on-board (FOB)garment factories on 500 acres of land through a 50-50 joint venture. Myanmar-based Olympus Asia Group and Korea’s Panko Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding on August 20 and are looking for land in Yangon, Bago or Ayeywarwady regions.

There's some good news from Gaza. Its garment industry is picking up now as Israel eases its blockade against commercial exports. Before the 2007 war with Israel, Gaza's garment sector was a major source of wealth, but like most things has been devastated by crippling sanctions.

By Russell, Michelle.

The findings from the Fair Labor Association's (FLA) first annual compensation report, studied average earning (including benefits and incentives, and excluding taxes, legal deductions and overtime) in 124 mainly apparel and footwear factories in 21 countries.

Bangladesh EU asks govt to ensure garment workers' rights. The Financial Express . (7 August 2016)
By Munni, Monira.

Recognising the progress made in line with the Sustainability Compact, the European Commission has asked the government to ensure workers' rights in the country's readymade garment sector.

By Ballard , Rebecca.

Indigo is known as the “king of dyes.” For thousands of years, indigo symbolized both political power and religious ritual. The star-spangled banner was made with indigo, as was another American classic, the blue jean.