in the news 10- 17 May 2018


* Cavite workers go on strike, slam harassment by PEZA


* Garment becomes second largest foreign currency earner

* CPTPP likely to increase garment exports to Australia

* Global shoe manufacturers shift sourcing from China to Vietnam

* HCM City needs 27,000 labourers in May
Of the total, 19.93 percent are in sale sector, while 15.09 percent are in the service sector, and 18.94 percent in the garment-textile and footwear industry.
The rest are jobs related to transportation, storage, mechanics and import-export….


* Garment workers resume protests

* Garment protest continues

* Workers protest over unpaid wages


* Union group fears for future of EU trade deal

* Labour reviewing short-term contracts

* PM instructs Labour Ministry to approve paid paternity leave


* Minimum Wage Hike Only a First Step, Labor Activists Say

* Daily minimum wage set at Ks-4800

* New wage formally set

* Government makes it official: Basic wage is K4800

* Unitedtex Overseas Garment Factory workers strike for minimum wage

* Activists, experts see no improvement in labour rights


* RMG labour rights bodies demand Tk 16,000 as minimum wage

* RMG wage board to submit proposals by 3 months, says minister

* Improve labour situation to attain SDG goals

* Improve labour standard to avail GSP facilities in EU: CPD

* Labour law amendment key to GSP Plus: economist


* Trade unions to protect workers’ right, not for creating anarchy: Minister

* No maternity leave for workers, though mentioned in law

* Workers’ representation in trade union ‘to be brought down’

* Govt rushes to amend labour law


* Empowering Bangladesh’s female garment workers

* ‘Apon’s inclusive model increases RMG workers’ real income’



* Accord’s extension runs into trouble

* Five garment factories receive financial support for remediation

* Govt to allow inspection of DIFE in EPZs

* Accord to stay 6 more months in Bangladesh

* Accord to stay till nat’l body becomes fully ready

* Govt allows Accord to work in RMG sector for 6 more months


* Mill owners in a tight corner
They are hit by deluge of cheap Chinese, Indian yarn and fabric

* Jul-Apr RMG exports to India surge 115%

* Exports climb on apparel boost


* New website to list ‘dubious’ foreign garment buyers

* Fighting For Rights Of India’s Women Garment Workers


* India Offers Garment Workers Counselling After Spate of Deaths

* Garment Workers Win Back Transport Facility

* Vasan urges govt. to help powerloom workers

* AEPC seeks strengthening of special package for garments

* Tenant farmer kills self
A tenant farmer allegedly committed suicide unable to cope with financial losses in cotton cultivation at Reddypalem in Burgampadu mandal in the early hours on Wednesday….


* Explainer: SC Will Not Stay High Court Order in Monsanto v. Nuziveedu Case

* Former child labourers script success

* GI tag no help for Kothwada weavers


* Goods burnt in Lahore garment factory fire

* Govt urged to formulate rules of recently passed home-based workers’ law

* Home-based workers law seen as milestone

* Passage of landmark legislation for home-based workers hailed

* ‘Large factories, other workplaces should set up day care centres’


* Apparel sector wants say in policy-making

* APTMA demands Rs 8 per kWh electricity tariff for Punjab’s textile industry

* Afghanistan wants to export its cotton to Pakistan

* Forced labour in Pakistan


* Ethiopian textile unions campaign to end poverty wages


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I wonder who they are
The men who really run this land
And I wonder why they run it
With such a thoughtless hand

What are their names
And on what streets do they live
I'd like to ride right over
This afternoon and give
Them a piece of my mind
About peace for mankind
Peace is not an awful lot to ask
    David Crosby

I wonder who they are
The people who are buying these clothes
I'd like to know what they've paid for it
How much the makers have paid for this
Fairer income is not an awful lot to ask
Better working conditions is not an awful lot to ask
    A. Searcher

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