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India, Vietnam and Bangladesh seem to give more and more evidence of slower world clothing exports.
Most Cambodian unions admitted by mid November that their members were not prepared to support calls for strikes or demonstrations against a 28% rise in minimum wage announced on November 12.
Cambodia’s Prime Minister intervened at the last moment in Cambodia’s wage negotiations on November 12 to fix the minimum wage for 2015 at $128 a month – 27% up on the current rate.
For most of the past year, industrial relations in the Cambodian garment business have been conducted with more than a touch of hysteria. So it’s been astonishing to compare the tone from foreign labour activists with the measured response of Cambodian workers and bosses to their government’s minimum wage decision.
Textile discharge detoxification: Have China and Greenpeace created a tipping point – or does Rajasthan indicate a race to the bottom?
Detox: China and Greenpeace may have created a tipping point in textile discharge detoxification
There is nothing in the announcements about Fruit of the Loom (FOTL) selling its US spinning mills to Parkdale that explains why.