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Apparel working conditions linked to profit

If proof was ever needed of the commercial benefits of better working conditions in garment factories, a recent study from Better Work Vietn...

Factory strike shows Vietnam worker vulnerability

A week-long strike at a Taiwanese-owned footwear factory in Vietnam has exposed a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country th...

Pou Yuen strike underscores Vietnam challenges

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challeng...

Clothing brands failing Cambodia inspections

Labour rights abuses are still rife in Cambodia’s garment factories, thanks to an inadequate and corrupt inspection system and widespread su...

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Living wage discussed by union affiliates 14 May 2015

Richard Woodard

Union affiliates from Cambodia and the Philippines have met to discuss campaigns and future strategies around negotiating a living wage for workers.


Garment group reiterates labour rights commitment 1 May 2015

Katie Smith

A group representing Cambodian garment makers has reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining a high level of labour and social compliance within the industry.


Nike criticised over Vietnam sourcing ethics 29 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

Sporting giant Nike has been slammed by a human rights organisation for lacking “guts and morale” when it comes to sourcing in Vietnam.


Indian industry mulling Vietnam textile park? 27 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

India is looking at the possibility of setting up a textile park in Vietnam in a move that could boost trade and investment in man-made fibres and fabric between the two countries.


AAFA wants Cambodia union case “resolution” 23 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to urge a “timely resolution” to court cases against union leaders in the country.


Cambodia growth to slow on competition and cost 13 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's economic growth is expected to slow over the next three years on the back of increasing headwinds including rising production costs and stronger garment export competition, data shows.

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