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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Ghana Informal sector workers unionize Citi FM Online . (11 March 2015)

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has inaugurated the Union of Informal Workers Association (UNIWA) as its 19th affiliate. UNIWA is Ghana’s first Trade Union for Workers in the informal economy.

By McKay, Tom.

"In Shenzhen, where Roman Originals manufactures #TheDress, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing reports that workers face similarly dismal conditions."

Turkey Turkey's 6th-largest economy Gaziantep in trouble Today's Zaman . (13 February 2015)

The southeastern city of Gaziantep, Turkey's sixth-largest economy in terms of industry and exports, has witnessed a wave of workers employed in integral sectors losing their jobs, as exports have slowed in recent years amid the crisis in neighboring Syria.

United States Milliken closing SC textile plant Associated Press . (12 February 2015)

A Spartanburg textile company says it will close a mill in Greenville that employees about 200 people.

South África Workers frustrated by payout backlog IOL . (12 February 2015)
By Villette, Francesca.

Almost 40 000 people are waiting to be paid the Workmen's Compensation, while the Department of Labour's Compensation Fund admits it has a backlog dating back to October 2011.

Afghanistan Factory workers protest against land-grabbers Rawa . (11 February 2015)

Workers of a textile factory on Wednesday protested against powerful individuals for grabbing houses the government has constructed for them in the capital of northern Baghlan province.

Pakistan SNGPL suspends gas supply to processing, dying mills The Nation . (10 February 2015)

It would also disrupt supply chain to value added textile industry and render thousands of textile workers jobless.

India K.R. Mills ex-employees submit memorandum The Hindu . (10 February 2015)
By Kumar, R. Krishna.

Ex-employees of the now defunct K.R. Mills submitted a memorandum to Union Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar here on Monday, seeking compensation to all erstwhile employees.

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.