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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Indonesia Indonesia's Textile Industry Lays Off Thousands of Workers The Jakarta Globe . (26 May 2015)
By KH, Rahajeng.

Indonesia's textile and textile product industry has laid off at least 6,000 of its 1.5 million workers so far this year as manufacturers cope with rising production costs and declining domestic sales.

Cambodia After Crash, Travel Allowances for Textile Workers in Spotlight Cambodia Daily . (23 May 2015)
By and George Wright, Sek Odom.

Following one of the most deadly traffic accidents ever in Cambodia's textile sector on Tuesday, the secretary-general of the industry's main employers association said this week that unsafe transport was the fault of workers, who choose not to spend their income on travel.

India More women join textile industry in Gujarath Times of India . (22 May 2015)
By Mishra, Piyush.

Textile industry is second only to agriculture in providing employment in India. In the past five years, the number of women employees has increased by 15% in textile industry nationally and double the rate in Gujarat.

Pakistan Textile mills, CNG associations reject GIDC. The International News The News International . (21 May 2015)

Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and All Pakistan CNG Association KP Wednesday protested the imposition of gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) on natural gas and demanded immediate review of the legislation in this regard.

Global labour market heading for insecurity: ILO Fibre 2 Fashion . (20 May 2015)

Only one quarter of workers worldwide is estimated to have a stable employment relationship, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Egypt Support Egyptian labor leaders The Socialist Worker . (18 May 2015)

Three leaders of the Mahalla textile workers have been fired. The Mahalla workers played a crucial role in spearheading resistance in the years leading up to the Egyptian revolution and then during the revolution itself.

Philippines Over 70 Die In Philippines Shoe Factory File Newsroom America . (17 May 2015)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) said accidents such as this week's deadly shoe factory fire in the Philippine capital are "often preventable" and offered its assistance to improve safety and health conditions in the workplace.

About 1400 workers of the Juapong Textiles Factory in the Volta Region have been asked to go home. The job cut comes after power supply to the grey baft-producing company was cut following failure of the company's management to pay its huge electricity bills reported to be around 20 million cedis.

Nigeria El-Rufai Promises To Revive Textile Factories in Kaduna Channels Television . (12 May 2015)

The Kaduna State Governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai, has given an assurance that the incoming All Progressives Congress (APC) government is determined to revive all the collapsed textile factories in the state and other parts of the country as soon as it takes over power on May 29, 2015.

Egypt Egypt outlaws workers' right to strike Al Monitor . (12 May 2015)
By Galal, Rami.

The ruling issued April 28 by the Supreme Administrative Court headed by Judge Labib Halim to criminalize strikes and penalize striking public workers by forcing them into retirement caused an uproar in legal circles and provoked the anger of those interested in labor and human rights.