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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
By Achanta, Pushpa.

The Indian government might also modify these laws, as the political party governing Rajasthan and India prefers deregulating companies and favoring employers and industrial growth over human rights. These modified laws adversely impact garment workers, most of whom work in inhumane conditions.

By and Tom Rollins, Alex MacDonald.

Workers at a textile factory in the Egyptian town of Mahalla ended a four-day strike on Saturday after working out an agreement with management to be paid a previously promised profit share and discuss other issues.

By Johari, Aarefa.

Helena Waldman's dance theatre production, 'Made in Bangladesh', also makes connections between the South Asian sweatshops and the exploitation of artists in Europe.

Bangladesh United States US tells Bangladesh to do more on factory safety Consumer . (16 January 2015)

[Washington] The United States said on Friday that it was not ready to restore special trade benefits to Bangladesh until the country does more for worker safety and rights in its crucial apparel sector.

India Separate buses for garment workers soon Deccan Herald . (16 January 2015)

An exclusive BMTC bus service for women garment workers will be launched from this month in Bengaluru, said Minister of State for Labour P T Parameshwara Naik.

Cambodia Small Victory at High Price for Cambodian Garment Unions Big News Network . (15 January 2015)

PHNOM PENH - In the wake of deadly crackdowns on protesting Cambodian garment workers a year ago, labor leaders say they have been forced to change tactics after small gains came at a high price.

Cambodia Workers set to get EdC deal The Phnom Penh Post . (14 January 2015)
By and Pech Sotheary, Sarah Taguiam.

State energy provider Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) has announced that it will set a lower fixed price for garment workers residing in Phnom Penh, following complaints of homeowners charging impoverished workers exorbitant amounts per kilowatt.

Chairman APTMA S M Tanveer has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to save jobs of hundreds and thousands of Punjab-based textile workers by directing Discos to ensure uninterrupted power supply to textile mills.

Bangladesh Garment workers protest against layoff in Ashulia Dhaka Tribune . (8 January 2015)

The workers at DK knitwear garments in Jamgara, Ashulia staged protest against layoff Thursday morning.

Pakistan Few lessons learned two years on from Karachi factory fire Mail Online . (7 January 2015)
By AFP.

More than two years after a fire tore through a Karachi clothing factory, killing 255 workers, no-one has been prosecuted over the catastrophe, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in Pakistani history.