250 textile workers formerly employed by clothing company Aywon International have still not received their entitlements from the government's redundancy scheme six months after the company's collapse.

In all, 300 workers, many of whom gathered to protest in Melbourne yesterday, are owed about $A3 million from the federal General Employee Entitlements Redundancy Scheme, to which they submitted their applications in April. The scheme is meant to guarantee up to eight weeks of redundancy money when an employer collapses without providing for worker entitlements.

Aywon - part of the Supreme 3 group - went into liquidation in April owing about $A28 million. A spokesperson for the Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia said approximately 400 textile workers in Victoria had lost over $A7 million from company collapses over the past 18 months.