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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Jordan ILO lauds removal of Jordan from forced labour list. The Jordan Times . (9 October 2016)
By JT, .

The removal of Jordan's garment sector from the US forced labour list is a milestone for the industry, an official from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Sunday.

United States of America Human Thread tells Macy's, Kohl's: Put fair trade on the racks. National Catholic Reporter . (8 October 2016)
By Roewe, Brian.

The Human Thread, a Catholic advocacy group for garment workers, launched a national postcard campaign last month that asks Macy's and Kohl's to add a fair trade clothing item to their department store racks and shelves. The request is intentionally vague, preferring to allow the stores to decide what department -- men, women, children -- to target, and what article of clothing to add.

Cada trabajador de Guilford recibirá una suma de $ 7.000 como paliativo en el marco del conflicto que les impide cobrar sus haberes. La coordinadora de Función Pública, Liliana Corso les informó sobre la decisión del intendente ayer en una asamblea.

Cambodia Garment Workers' Bonus Tax Free. Khmer Times . (7 October 2016)
By Kunthear, Mom.

After the recent minimum wage hike, garment workers now also have their bonuses exempted from tax, the Economy and Finance Ministry declared yesterday.

Desde los distintos ámbitos advirtieron sobre el declive de la industria local ante el ingreso de productos que la vuelven menos competitiva, poniendo en riesgo los puestos de trabajo. El gobierno riojano pidió la suspensión por 6 meses. El ministro de la Producción, Francisco Cabrera, prometió ser "cuidadoso" con las importaciones para proteger al sector.

More than one-third of workers, a majority of them women, in some factories in South India that produce clothing for Dutch brands, such as C&A, Coolcat, G-Star, McGregor, MEXX, Scotch & Soda, Suitsupply, The Sting and WE Fashion, are not being paid the official minimum wage leave alone a 'living' wage, says a new study.

India 'Press 1 for child labor': Garment workers use cellphones to report abuses. Thomson Reuters Foundation . (30 September 2016)
By Chandran, Rina.

Textile workers from Bangladesh to Turkey are using cellphones to report child labor, delayed wages and trafficking - a trend rights groups say shows the promise of technology in tackling abuses in the garment industry.

By Tuan, Dam.

The multi-year independent review of the Better Work program, which covers a fifth of Vietnam's garment workforce, proves that productivity and profitability are significantly enhanced when workers are happier and healthier.

Cambodia Cambodia Gives Garment Workers a Raise. Radio Free Asia . (29 September 2016)
By Tha, Vuthy.

The Cambodian government agreed to raise the minimum wage for clothing and footwear workers by about 9 percent in a move that failed to satisfy either the garment workers' unions or the manufacturers.

Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan textile workers' union holds first meeting. Just Style . (29 September 2016)
By Wright, Ben.

The first meeting of the Textil Workers' Union of Kyrgyzstan took place in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek earlier this month, with social dialogue, continued union organisation and an understanding of the supply chain highlighted as keys issues to strenghthen the country's textile and garment industry.