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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
India Study to find tech choices of women with low income The Times of India . (21 January 2016)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Self-Employed Women's Association (Sewa) Bharat are both trying to learn how women in the informal sector evaluate and use technology.

India Management and union should work collectively: TV Narendran The Avenue Mail . (10 January 2016)

"Mitra, principal labour and employment advisor, ministry of labour and employment, government of India, said the main focus of the ministry is labour reforms and see that all rights of the labour must be respected. The Union government will issue a unique identification number for unorganised workers to ensure them best benefits of government welfare and industrial policies."

Participants in a related panel discussion included WIEGO's Home-based workers Sector Specialist, Shalini Sinha, and SEWA, Kerela, General Secretary, Sonia George.

India United States 25 ways to become fashion-able in 2016 Live Mint . (4 January 2016)
By Vasudev, Shefalee.

This article about "ethical fashion" cites a WIEGO report, stating "WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing), an organization that also does advocacy for informal workers, said in an article on digital magazine Quartz that in India, of an estimated 12.5 million people who work from their homes for the garment industry, more than 3.5 million are likely to be part of supply chains for fashion brands."

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab Chairman Aamir Fayyaz said that unemployment of textile workers is on the rise in Punjab because of the delay in the announcement of textile package by the government.

El comité de empresa y la dirección de la empresa textil Nylstar SAU han llegado a un acuerdo sobre el ERE temporal de un máximo de dos años presentado que permite reducir de 45 a 34 los trabajadores afectados. Son, en su mayoría, trabajadores de la sección de hilaturas.

Hungary Hungary offers a mix of strengths and weaknesses Just Style . (26 November 2015)
By De Coster, Jozef.

Among the main problems the sector has to tackle are a shortage of capital, its weak image as a long-term career, and a loss of skills. Just as in Western Europe, industry associations and textile education institutes have a hard time convincing the next generation that the local textile and clothing industry has a future.

Textile workers across Surat are demanding for surge in wages. The protest has resulted in non-working of numerous weaving units and around 4,000 powerloom facilities in Jolva, Amroli and Bamroli. Production at the weaving units in the city that produces around 3 crore metres of grey fabric per day has been drastically affected, as per the leading daily.

India Textile workers' unrest over wage hike spreads to other areas The Times of India . (24 November 2015)
By Reggie Thomas, Melvyn.

Labour unrest that started in the powerloom weaving units in Ved Road and Katargam areas for wage hike has spread to the weaving units located in other parts of the city as well.

Bangladesh Training institute launched for garment workers The Daily Star . (23 November 2015)

Srinivas B Reddy, ILO country director for Bangladesh, said: "ILO considers CEBAI as an important new institution driven by the industry to play a valuable role in meeting the changing needs of the Bangladesh garment sector as it seeks to move up the value chain."

By DeMaria's, Meghan.

The working women behind our clothes: Women comprise about 80% of garment workers worldwide, by many counts. In Bangladesh, female workers account for 85% of the country's 4 million garment workers. In Cambodia, women are about 90% to 92% of the over 700,000 garment workers, according to a Human Rights Watch report.