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Poorna Rodrigo

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Employers argue the new wage is too high to be financially viableCambodia employers and unions unhappy at wage rise 14 November 2014

Trade unions and employers in Cambodia's garment sector are denouncing the government's new US$128 minimum monthly wage for the clothing textile and footwear industry.


The Labour Advisory Committee is due to meet again on 12 NovemberCambodia to discuss garment sector wages next week 7 November 2014

A Cambodia government-appointed Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) may decide on a new minimum monthly wage for garment sector workers when it meets next week, just-style has been told.


Overall, the CETA is seen as providing good opportunities for both EU and Canadian exportersClothing concerns raised over EU-Canada trade pact 2 October 2014

Euratex, the Brussels-based European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has hailed the completion of negotiations for a European Union - Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - but says it regrets that origin rules have been weakened for 15 clothing products under the deal.


Armenia textile and garment industry gets $1m boost 1 October 2014

Armenia is trying to increase its share of the garment and textile market locally and internationally, with the Russian government trying to help with a US$1m grant.


24 apparel companies have  restored their business to the USUS: Apparel ranks as third-largest re-shored sector 19 September 2014

Apparel manufacturing is the third-largest reshored sector of all industries in the US, after electronics and computers, just-style has been told.


The Cotton of the Carolinas project produces 160,000 T-shirts a yearUS: 'Cotton of the Carolinas' strengthens reshoring efforts 1 September 2014

Cotton of the Carolinas (CotC) - a collaboration of US farmers and manufacturers dedicated to growing, making and selling custom printed T-shirts in North Carolina and South Carolina - is benefiting from demand for locally produced product, its co-founder has told just-style.


CAMBODIA: Mass garment factory faintings soar in first-half 26 August 2014

Mass worker faintings in Cambodia's garment factories have soared despite preventive measures, with 896 workers fainting at work in the first half of this year alone - including three deaths - officials have revealed.


CAMBODIA: Garment industry hit with fresh strike action 22 August 2014

A fresh wave of trade union action has hit Cambodia's garment industry, with as many as "25 separate strike actions having taken place within matter of 22 days in August alone", a union has said.


Asia is at the heart of many of the industryGreen garments: Asia pushes ahead 4 August 2014

Asia - the world's textile and clothing workshop - is at the heart of many of the industry's sustainability initiatives. The reason is that brands simply cannot afford not to care: their reputation can be seriously damaged if a supplier is responsible for a pollution spill or industrial accident.


CAMBODIA: Garment workers' strike garners conflicting reports 24 April 2014

Conflicting reports are emerging of the support given to a five-day stay-at-home protest by Cambodia's garment workers trying to put pressure on their bosses to increase wages.


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