UK fast fashion e-tailer ASOS announced a detailed timetable for publishing a list of its 490 apparel manufacturers in its statutory Modern Slavery Act filing.
German retailer KiK paid $5.15 mn in compensation to dependants of workers killed or injured in the 2012 factory fire at Ali Enterprises in Karachi.
The East African Community (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan) plans a ban on imported used clothing from 2019.
Around 3,000 workers at Egypt’s Mahalla Textile and Weaving Company reportedly started a strike on February 7, hoping to get he support of the other 12,000 workers at the complex – often claimed to be the biggest apparel and textile plant in Africa and the Middle East.
11 more suspensions in January brings total number of factories suspended by the Alliance to 127. But Alliance country director James Moriarty said 58 factories had fully completed their corrective action plans.
Women facing sexual harassment in India’s garment industry have nowhere to turn as companies are shirking their legal duty to investigate abuse allegations, India’s Rights Education and Development Centre said on February 2
Global union federations claim Bangladesh trade preferences should be reviewed after worker rights clampdown
Heads of International Trade Union Confederation, IndustriALL Global Union and the UNI Global Union call on EU to review Bangladesh’s duty-free treatment after union workers’ detention without trial.
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Bangladesh’s major garment trade associations claimed on August 11 that gas shortages had stopped over 250 textile and garment factories from either going into into production or expanding in the past few years.
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So few underage workers in Cambodia’s garment industry that “we can count them on our fingers,” said a minster on June 16.
Over 8,000 children are working in Delhi’s garment industry, the territory’s Minister for Women and Child Development announced on June 19.