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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Swaziland Sick Tex Ray employee chooses work over life Swazi Observer . (27 September 2014)
By Nkambule, Sandile.

In a quest to save her job, the employee who has still not recovered, had no choice but to get into the factory and resume work.

Nigeria Workers Hail Textiles Revival Efforts All Africa . (26 September 2014)
By Salami Adama, Dickson.

Workers of closed textile companies in Kaduna State have expressed delight with efforts being made to revive shut textile companies by some stakeholders.

Bangladesh Sweden Swedish firms 'violate' factory kids' rights The Local . (26 September 2014)

Children of Bangladeshi factory workers for Ikea, Lindex, Gina Tricot and more than a dozen other Swedish companies are being neglected, according to a report by business watchdog Swedwatch.

Cambodia Why Cambodian Garment Workers Are on Strike Again The Diplomat . (25 September 2014)
By Palatino, Mong.

After launching a strike last December, Cambodia's garment workers have once again taken to the streets demanding a monthly minimum wage of $177.

Nigeria Stakeholders Seek Protectionist Policy for Textile Industry All Africa . (25 September 2014)
By via The Guardian.

As crisis in Nigeria's textile sector persists, stakeholders in the sector have called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of foreign fabrics to help revive dormant factories.

Bangladesh 15000 factories running below capacity Prothom Alo . (25 September 2014)
By Shah, Jahangir.

Kutubuddin Ahmed, former president of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and head of Envoy Group, tells Prothom Alo that production is hampered by political unrest and the crisis of gas, electricity and fuel.

Tunisia Tunisia textile sector holds promise Zawya . (24 September 2014)

Tunisia's wage-intensive textile industry deserves special focus as part of government efforts to revive the economy as the North African state transitions to democracy following the 2011 uprising.

By Covert, Bryce.

The corporate support comes after at least 1,000 garment workers staged rallies in the capital last week to reinvigorate the movement for a higher minimum wage.

The agreement is the first of its kind and will include joint work on industrial relations, wages, training and skills development as well as strengthening employers' and workers' organisations.

Swaziland Tex Ray closure imminent The Observer . (23 September 2014)
By Dlamini, Thembeka.

Highly placed sources within the company confirmed the eminent closure, further attributing it to the country losing the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits.