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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...

TPP impact on Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Vietnam’s apparel sector is set to receive a major boost from the signing of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, although the exte...

Vietnam factories face fire safety challenge

Blocked fire exits and a lack of proper equipment and training highlight a “persistently high” level of non-compliance with fire safety stan...

Cambodia employers and unions unhappy at wage rise

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

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H&M to stop short-term supplier labour contracts 12 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailer H&M is to impose stricter requirements on the use of short-term, fixed duration contracts for workers at its supplier factories after acknowledging their use restricts worker rights.


Huntsman to improve Panko Vina productivity 17 Feb 2015

Richard Woodard

Huntsman Textile Effects is to implement a Productivity Improvement Program (PIP) at a knitwear mill operated by Panko Vina Corporation in Vietnam.


Vinatex and Itochu MoU to grow textiles 10 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan's Itochu for the development of new projects and textile dyeing and finishing materials in Vietnam.


US makes $8m Vietnam child labour grant 3 Feb 2015

Richard Woodard

Child labour in Vietnam will be targeted using a US$8m grant from the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Affairs to the International Labour Organization (ILO).


Faintings at Cambodia garment factory 12 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

A number of workers at a Cambodian garment factory fainted last Thursday (8 January) following two small electrical fires.


Higher wages help calm Cambodia factory strike 9 Jan 2015

Jens Kastner

Days before the beginning of the year, when Cambodia increased the minimum wage to US$128 per month, hundreds of employees at a South Korean-owned garment factory rallied in front of Seoul's embassy, calling for an intervention in their dispute with factory management.

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