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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Cambodia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Help Cambodia's garment workers, unions urge Business Secretary The Independent . (3 August 2014)

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, must force British clothing companies to investigate whether garments sourced from Cambodia are made at factories with fair labour practices, the unions have warned.

Bangladesh Tuba Group workers begin fast-unto-death Prothom Alo . (29 July 2014)

Workers of five apparel factories of Tuba Group began fast-unto-death at Badda in Dhaka from Monday evening demanding arrears.

Bangladesh One Year On: Bangladesh Worker Safety Alliance Charts Progress Triple Pundit . (25 July 2014)
By DiBenedetto, Bill.

From that singular event, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety was created to drive improvements, but a year later and despite some real progress, there is still much more to do.

By Johari, Aarefa.

It has been nearly five months since the Tamil Nadu government announced an increase in minimum wages for labourers across different industries, but the state's garment and tailoring workers have had little cause for cheer.

Cambodia Garment Workers Demand District Intervention The Cambodia Daily . (24 July 2014)
By Odom, Sek.

About 200 garment workers on Wednesday marched from the Sun Well Shoe Factory on Veng Sreng Street to the Pur Senchey district office, demanding intervention in an ongoing dispute over their wages, a union representative said.

Cambodia After deal, unions expect support Phnom Penh Post . (24 July 2014)
By and Khouth Sophak Chakrya, Sean Teehan, Mom Kunthear.

News of an end to a year-long political deadlock has labour union leaders believing the opposition party can bring their interests to parliament, but a lack of follow-through could cost the Cambodia National Rescue Party vital support from one of its key interest groups.

By Owen, Jonathan.

A year on from the tragedy, Ms Begum is one of several survivors remembering their ordeal in a new documentary.

India 60 p.c. garment workers in Bangalore are anaemic The Hindu . (18 July 2014)

As many as 60.6 per cent of garment workers in Bangalore are anaemic, a random survey conducted by the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has found.

Xinjiang, with less than 40 percent of China's cotton-growing area, produces more than half of the country's cotton.

Bangladesh 30 injured in Savar garment workers unrest Dhaka Tribune . (12 July 2014)

At least 30 people have been injured in a clash between police and garment workers in the Narsighapur area of Ashulia in Savar on Saturday morning.