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Prey Veng Provincial Court yesterday charged three people over the rape of a 17-year-old garment factory worker in Preah Sdach district. Nuth Vannak, a military police officer with the anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection department in Prey Veng province, identified the three accused as ...
DHAMRAI, Bangladesh (AP) -- A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Protesters placed flowers at ...
"If you know how to stitch cloth then you will easily find work in a garment factory, but surviving here is not easy, as they squeeze you like they squeeze the clothes" says Lakkuben, a garment worker. The workers are given impossible targets each day, of stitching about 400-500 pieces, which is estimated ...
Fairtade film makes garment worker living wage plea ... titled Unravelling The Thread: The Story Of Cotton has been released by the organisation, aimed at uncovering the 'dark side of fashion' and educate consumers on how they can get involved in improving the lives and wellbeing of garment workers. worker
Workers from Benoh Apparel and Yu Fa garment factory protested in Phnom Penh on Tuesday over compensation packages handed out by the Ministry of Labour as part of a scheme to reimburse unpaid wages and benefits following the abrupt closure of their factories. In an unorthodox move, the ...

The 1,281 garments represent the number of Bangladeshi garment workers killed in the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013, as well as the New Yorkers killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911. Both incidents, which happened 102 years apart on different continents, tragically illustrate ... Bangladesh
The Ministry of Labour on Tuesday released the names of four factories whose workers will be compensated after their employers absconded owing back pay and severance. Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng said abandoned workers at Benoh Apparel, Yu Fa Garment Industry, Great Honour Textile ...
The government has paid about $1.2 million to nearly 12,000 female garment workers who have had babies so far this year. According to a report released yesterday by the National Social Security Fund, 11,706 female garment workers delivered babies in January, February and the first 22 days of March.
The majority of the country's 700,000 garment workers get to work every day in the back of flatbed trucks, which are often overloaded with up to 50 or 70 ... On Saturday, one garment worker died and a dozen others were injured when a five-tonne truck veered into their minibus on National Road 2 in Takeo ...
Last week, one garment worker was killed and nearly 50 others were injured in Kampong Speu province's Oudong district when the truck ferrying them to work hit a wheel that had detached from another truck. Two weeks ago, more than 60 garment workers suffered serious and slight injuries in Preah ...
Gap has set a goal for all of its tier 1 suppliers to pay garment workers digitally by 2020, the company said in a press release, impacting more than 1 million workers at 800 factories in 30 countries. By receiving electronic payments, workers will be better able to enter the formal financial system, providing ...
Gap Inc. has committed to improving garment workers' livelihoods by giving them better access to their pay. The company said in a statement Wednesday that it will transition from paying its garment workers on a cash-based system to digitizing their wage payments by 2020. The move is expected to impact ...
GOTHENBURG – Swedish fashion retailer, Lindex has donated 10 per cent of its sales from International Women's Day (€119,000) to the HERhealth initiative, aimed at promoting improved education and access to healthcare among female textile workers. Lindex claims to – through initiatives of this kind ...
Nearly five years after the world watched a frantic search for survivors turn into an onerous recovery of the dead, the words "Rana Plaza" can still invoke powerful outrage about the precarious conditions that garment workers in the developing world endure every day. But while preventing another Rana ...
Students from Glasgow Caledonian University are launching a fashion show to promote the environment and workers' rights in the industry. The Sustainable Fashion Showcase will be held at the Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens on April 8 – hosting a range of stalls from local businesses, raffles, ...
One garment worker died and nearly 50 others were injured yesterday when the truck ferrying them to work hit a wheel that had detached from a dump truck in ... According to an annual report released yesterday by the NSSF, 2017 saw a 56 percent decrease in traffic accidents involving garment workers ...

... of exploitation in the spinning mills and factories," said Karrupu Samy, director of READ, a charity that works with garment workers in the Erode district of Tamil Nadu. "It takes you to the root of the problem and we want workers and campaigners to read it so they understand the dynamics of this industry.".
After a surprise announcement last week from the Ministry of Labour that it would pay employees from a group of shuttered factories whose owners had fled, garment workers and union leaders are scrambling to figure out which factories qualify for compensation. The ministry said it had set aside $4.6 ...
DHAKA – Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) and the C&A Foundation have released a report on the living and working conditions of female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India. The report was launched alongside the Fashion Focus: Fundamental Right to a Living Wage presentation in the ...
A first-of-its-kind research project led by Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) in partnership with Fashion Revolution and C&A Foundation gives the most comprehensive picture yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India. The reports coincide ...
Twenty-three garment workers and three motorbike passengers were injured in a traffic accident in Svay Rieng province's Bavet town yesterday when the ... The policy aims to improve roads and infrastructure, increase vehicle safety, boost management oversight of the issue, and change garment worker ...
A research project has given one of the most comprehensive pictures yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India. Led by global non-profit Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) in partnership with Fashion Revolution and C&A Foundation, the ...
Automation threatens jobs for garment workers in Bangladesh. News Desk, bdnews24.com. Published: 2018-02-17 11:52:58.0 BdST Updated: 2018-02-17 12:14:18.0 BdST. Previous Next ...
Workers protest outside the One of Front garmet factory in Hlaing Tharyar township earlier this month. Photo - Supplied. Striking garment workers return to work after deal. Nearly 200 garment factory workers on Wednesday returned to work after the management agreed to fulfill some of their demands, ...
The ability to communicate, lead, persuade, and persist are seen as increasingly important in companies where the ability to work in teams and across disciplines is prized. Studies have demonstrated that workers who combine technical ability with those soft skills have more job opportunities, and see ...
Garment worker Deuk Doeun, who is eight months pregnant and worked at Yu Da for nine years, expressed frustration and fear about her dwindling savings. “It looks bad that foreign employers can do something like this so easily in our own country, just disappear without any responsibility,” she said.
Following the Rana Plaza collapse in which 1,134 garment workers were killed and thousands more were injured in Bangladesh, the horror of the incident ... But five years after the disaster that took place on 24 April 2013, garment worker-organisers in Bangladesh say that many employers are still failing ...
Workers at troubled garment factory Gawon Apparel and sister company First Gawon Apparel are planning large protests this week after the end of Khmer New Year holidays. Khem Makara, a union representative at Gawon factory in Kandal province's Takhmao town, said about 11 workers stayed ...
Over 122m women are working outside their home country globally, with many in Southeast Asia. A report by the Fair Labor Association has found female migrant workers in Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia, in particular, subject to pregnancy discrimination. The report calls on brands and governments to ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that in 2023 garment and footwear industry workers can expect a minimum wage of at least $250 per month. Speaking to thousands of garment workers in Phnom Penh's Por Senchey district yesterday, Mr Hun Sen said that in 1997, Cambodia had only 64 ...
Better Work Bangladesh is running a Levi Strauss Foundation-funded project that provides shoes to barefoot workers in the country's garment factories. According to Better Work, many in the Bangladesh ready-made-garment labour force still work barefoot inside factories; a practice that can often lead to ...
WASHINGTON – The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has published a report which claims female migrant garment workers in Asia are routinely subjected to pregnancy testing while in employment and are discriminated against if they are found to be pregnant. Based on interviews and statements from ...
More than 60 garment workers suffered serious and slight injuries when the trucks they were travelling in to their factories crashed on National Road 4 early yesterday morning in Preah Sihanouk province's Prey Nob district. Ket Sopheak, a provincial deputy traffic police chief, said yesterday that 64 workers, ...
The first National Woman's Day, a precursor to International Women's Day, took place in the United States in 1909. It honored a garment workers' strike the year before, in which women protested the poor working conditions, low wages, and sexual harassment they faced—and it predated by two years the ...
The suspected rapist also reportedly threatened the victim of sexually assaulting her two sisters if they report him to police. A case was filed with Joydebpur police by the victim's family. Sources say the accused, 35-year-old Momen Khandakar, is known as a drug dealer in the locality. The victim was ...
A research project has given one of the most comprehensive pictures yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India. Led by global non-profit Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) in partnership with Fashion Revolution and C&A Foundation, the ...
Nearly 200 garment factory workers in Myanmar returned to work last week after the factory management agreed to fulfill most of their demands, according to worker leaders and factory executives. The workers at the Chinese-owned One of Front garment factory in Yangon region's Hlaing Tharyar had gone ...
A Chinese national was provisionally charged and sent to pre-trial detention on Saturday for intentional violence after garment workers at Kandal-based Bing Win Garment protested his alleged beating of two women on the factory floor. The incident occurred on Thursday, when Xue Shu Bing, 50, was ...
Garment worker Deuk Doeun, who is eight months pregnant and worked at Yu Da for nine years, expressed frustration and fear about her dwindling savings. “It looks bad that foreign employers can do something like this so easily in our own country, just disappear without any responsibility,” she said.
Nearly 1,000 workers from three factories in Phnom Penh's Por Senchey district yesterday protested after learning that their employer has fled without paying their January wages. The three factories, Yu Fa Garment Industry, Yu Da Garment Industry and S.R.E Garment Company, are owned by a single ...
More than 1,600 workers fainted in 22 factories in 2017 in Cambodia, an increase of more than 400 from the previous year, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) under the country's labour ministry reported. Out of the 1,603 workers who fainted, 1,599 were women, NSSF said in a Facebook post.
The government paid about $390,000 to female garment workers who delivered babies in January as part of new benefits launched this year. According to a report from the National Social Security Fund obtained yesterday, 3,881 female workers delivered babies in January. “The 3,881 female garment ...
Manjur Moyeen, the general secretary for Rampura region of the Garment Workers Trade Union Centre, told bdnews24.com BGMEA official Mansur Khaled suddenly got angry with the workers. “Later, a group of 25 to 30 BGMEA employees armed with iron rods and sticks attacked the workers." Manjur said ...
Nearly 100 garment workers were hospitalised after they fainted on Tuesday evening at the Senduno Knitting factory in Takeo province's Bati district, due to pesticides being sprayed on a rice field nearby. Deputy district governor Hang Vicheka Rasy said yesterday that 86 female workers fainted at the ...
The head of Wesfarmers' low-price department store, Kmart, has committed the company to working with the global union movement, to boost the pay of workers in developing countries who make clothes for the group. Ian Bailey last week hosted an industry roundtable discussion between retailers ...
CHENNAI, India, Jan 18(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than half the women employed in Bangladesh's garment industry endure spousal violence, which causes depression and lower productivity at work, researchers said. Women's employment challenges the role of husbands in a patriarchal ...
More than 350 garment workers at the First Gawon Apparel factory in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district refused to continue working on Tuesday because the factory's owner had not paid their wages for December. Khem Makara, the president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers' Democratic ...
The government has opened initiatives to revise the minimum pay for workers in the garment industry, which accounts for over 80 percent of Bangladesh's exports. The existing minimum monthly wage of Tk 5,300 or almost $65 came into effect from Jan 1, 2014. On Sunday, the labour and employment ...
The number of garment workers who fainted in 2017 decreased 28 percent if compared with 2016, with 18 factories hit by incidents. A total of 1,160 workers fainted in 2017, of which 1,159 were women, according to a report from the National Social Security Fund obtained yesterday. The report added that ...


 

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