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Vietnam factory checks to address SME compliance

Vietnam's Labour Ministry and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have joined forces to carry out inspections at hundreds of small a...

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...

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Cambodia sees more garment factory faintings 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Around 274 garment factory workers in Cambodia have fainted in the last week at sites in Phnom Penh, Takeo and Kandal.

Far Eastern to invest $323m in Vietnam textile hub 29 Jun 2015

Leonie Barrie

Far Eastern New Century Corp, one of Tawian's leading textile conglomerates, is planning to invest TWD10bn (US$323m) to set up an integrated production site for yarn, fabrics, dyeing and apparel in Vietnam.

MoU to boost Vietnamese silk industry 17 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

Spider silk-based fibre producer Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has signed an MoU with Vietman's central government for the creation and rearing of transgenic silkworms in the country.

Hundreds strike at Cambodia garment factory 16 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

Around 500 workers at an apparel factory in Cambodia have been protesting for a sixth day over the sacking by management of three union officials.

Cambodia to begin 2016 apparel wage talks 15 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

Cambodia is to begin discussions next month for a 2016 increase in the minimum wage for the country's garment and footwear sector, just-style has learnt.

UPDATE: Fears expressed over Cambodia union law 10 Jun 2015

Katie Smith

The International Labour Organization (ILO) says it “stands ready” to help the Cambodian Government with its draft law on trade unions, after labour rights groups this week expressed their fears that it "fails to meet international standards."

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