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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Cambodia Registration of garment factories up in first half The Phnom Penh Post . (6 July 2014)
By de Carteret, Daniel.

The number of garment factories registered in Cambodia reached 1,200 at the end of June, an 8 per cent increase over six months ago, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft.

Sri Lanka Skilled worker exodus seen as stalling industrial progress The Island . (4 July 2014)
By Morrell, Steve A..

The minister cited the example of about 160 garment factories now rendered dysfunctional because of various reasons and the government's plans to make these factories functional and vital to the economy.

By Petrova, Veselka.

Unfortunately, the answer is 'No' according to Clean Clothes Campaign's research conducted in 10 countries (with 300 workers) -Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Georgia, Macedonia (FYROM), Bosnia & Herzegovina and Moldova.

Vietnam Vietnam Debates Case for Higher Minimum Wage Vietnam Briefing . (3 July 2014)

Full-time laborers comprise a significant portion of minimum wage earners in Vietnam, and work primarily in the garment, footwear and fishery industries.

The International Labour Organization's Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) programme releases its 2nd online transparency report showing how individual garment factories measure up on key working conditions.

Jordan United States Jordan and USA assesses worker rights progress Just Style . (3 July 2014)
By Woodard, Richard.

Government officials from the US and Jordan have met to assess progress on workers right in the latter's fast growing industry.

Cambodia LAC asks Cambodian unions to begin discussion on wage hike Fibre 2 Fashion . (2 July 2014)

The Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) has asked unions and employers to start internal discussions about wages this month itself, as per the detailed schedule approved by the LAC.

United States Top Dems push labor reforms abroad The Hill . (2 July 2014)
By Lillis, Mike.

Top House Democrats are pushing Bangladeshi leaders to take greater steps to protect their nation's garment workers, who supply clothing to some of the leading retail chains in the United States.

By Hoskins, Tansy.

Labels found in Swansea remind the public of the cost of fashion, but we need a better approach to change the working conditions in factories that make our clothes.

India Tirupur model renews hopes in Sircilla The Hindu . (2 July 2014)
By Dayashankar, K.M..

This will be possible only if there is an attitudinal change among power loom weavers, say owners.