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IndustriALL promotes rights of garment workers in Bangladesh

22 February, 2013A multi-stakeholder meeting in Dhaka convened by IndustriALL underlines need for urgent progress on workers’ rights, minimum wages and fire safety in order to secure a sustainable future for the garment industry in Bangladesh.

South African union slams minimum wage compliance criticism

14 February, 2013Sactwu has taken issue with a report by the Centre for Development Enterprises that claims efforts to establish minimum wage compliance in the clothing sector is destroying the sector and resulting in massive job losses.

Malaysia: Minimum wages for all

14 February, 2013Malaysian trade unions and civil society called on the Malaysian government to withdraw the recent cabinet decision that allow the employer to deduct from the migrant workers’ wages of the amount employer paid to the government to employ foreign workers.

IndustriALL demands real action after fire in Bangladesh

28 January, 20137 die and 20 are injured in a blaze at a garment factory in Dhaka only two months after the tragic fire at Tazreen factory in November last year which took the lives of 112 people.

Gap between wages and profits increases

12 December, 2012The new ILO Global Wages Report confirms the trend of a greater share of GDP going to capital income while the proportion going to workers in the form of wages has fallen dramatically.

US UNIONMADE clothes not made by unionized workers

21 November, 2012Now and then an example pops up that typifies the shameless hype of the fashion industry. The case of the San Francisco retailer UNIONMADE is one such example.

Cold Facts: H&M garments produced in miserable working conditions in Cambodia

6 November, 2012Kalla Fakta (Cold Facts), an investigative Swedish TV show on 24 October, exposed poor working and living conditions under which H&M, one of the leading fashion brand’s garment products are produced.

Lesotho workers march for a living wage

1 November, 2012Not accepting delays in the gazetting of minimum wages in Lesotho, 1,000 garment workers marched to the Prime Minister’s office on Monday 29 October 2012 to demand a living wage.

UK workers paid less than living wage

1 November, 20125 million workers in the UK are paid less than a living wage, according to research by KPMG, on 29 October 2012

Fighting for a living wage in Nicaragua

30 October, 2012Garment workers in Nicaragua producing high-quality apparel are earning barely 40 per cent of the government’s ‘basket of goods and services’. Let’s take the case of Veronica.