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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Swaziland The life of an unemployed textile worker Swazi Observer . (10 April 2015)
By Dlamini, Thembeka.

"I will 'face' until I find something as I have no way of living without the money I was getting here," a textile and apparel employee, who has recently been told to go home as there is no work said.

India AFT workers hold dharna The Hindu . (10 April 2015)
By Sivaraman, R..

The workers affiliated to various trade unions of Anglo French Textile (AFT) Mills on Thursday conducted a demonstration demanding the management to operationalise the mill immediately.

United States Rep. Graham Performs Workday at Chipley Textile Factory WTVY . (9 April 2015)

Living up to her campaign promise to continue performing Work Days and protecting North Florida jobs, Rep. Gwen Graham spent today working alongside textile factory staff at WestPoint Home in Chipley, and announced her fourth major piece of legislation, the Northwest Florida Jobs Certainty Act.

South África Textile industry must be 'a cut above' IOL . (9 April 2015)
By Riebesel, Katharina.

The South African textile industry should prove itself in terms of the quality of its products compared to low-price products from overseas.

Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said on Tuesday that the issue of scarcity of skilled workers will be taken up in the upcoming textile policy aimed to address critical concerns of the sector while plans for textile parks are going ahead.

By Jeffery, Cassandra.

After several reports of labour rights violations in Cambodia's garment industry, Human Rights Watch is calling on the government to improve labour laws via facilitating transparency.

In a statement by its General Secretary, Comrade Issa Aremu, the textile workers union said, "General Muhammadu Buhari's victory must undoubtedly usher in new innovative policy changes, that must ensure prosperity in place of existing mass poverty.

By Nguyen, Nam.

Thousands of employees at a factory in southern Vietnam returned to work Thursday after a week-long strike after the central government agreed to amend a policy on social insurance coverage that had prompted the unrest.

Swaziland 500 laid off at New Life Garments Swazi Observer . (2 April 2015)
By Dlamini, Thembeka.

New Life Garments, a textile and apparel factory in Matsapha has sent 500 employees home with immediate effect for the next seven days without pay as there is reportedly no work for them to do.

Vietnam Vietnam Factory Workers in Rare Strike to Protest New Insurance Law Big News Network . (31 March 2015)

Thousands of textile workers at a Chinese-owned factory in southern Vietnam held a fifth day of strikes Tuesday to protest a government policy on social insurance coverage, in a rare demonstration in the tightly-controlled communist nation.