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27 December 2013

Cambodian police clash with striking garment workers

Author: The Hindu

At least seven people were injured and seven arrested in the Cambodian capital…after clashes between striking garment workers and riot police…Huy Pichsovann, programme officer at the Community Legal Education Centre, said police hit marching workers...

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20 December 2013

Better Factories Cambodia Program Extended

Author: Colin Meyn & Phorn Bopha, Cambodia Daily

The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the government agreed…to introduce public disclosure of non-compliant garment factories as part of a three-year extension of the Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) program. Officials at the ILO also said that...

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4 December 2013

Jubilation as SL strike ends [Cambodia]

Author: Sean Teehan & Mom Kunthear, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

…[A]bout 1,000 garment workers…cheered as [a] union representative…announced the official end of the strike at SL Garment…Under the agreement [that ended the strike], SL will reinstate 19 fired C.CAWDU [Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’...

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15 August 2013

Workers claim intimidation [Cambodia]

Author: Sean Teehan, Mom Kunthear, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

About 4,000 employees at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories have stopped work, as union workers demand the company sever ties with a shareholder who ordered a military police presence there. Workers at SL Garment Processing (Cambodia).....

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17 May 2012

Worker rights defender kidnapped, beaten and threatened with death in Puebla, Mexico

Author: Maquila Solidarity Network

On May 15…four masked men in a van kidnapped worker rights defender José Enrique Morales Montaño, a member of the Worker Support Centre (CAT) in Puebla, Mexico...as he was on his way to a hearing of at the Local Conciliation and Arbitration Board where...

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16 May 2012
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Author: ProDesc [México]

…El 15 de mayo de 2012…cuatro personas encapuchadas…secuestraron al defensor de derechos humanos laborales José Enrique Morales Montaño, miembro del Centro de Apoyo al Trabajador (CAT)…[cuando] se dirigía a una audiencia…a propósito del trabajo que el...

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22 February 2012

Union leaders confined by factory managers in Bangladesh

Author: Alex Ivanou, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation

According to the report of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation (ITGLWF) on the evening of 12 February 2012 President and General Secretary of the Coats Bangladesh Ltd. Employees Union went to the Coats Head Office…to try...

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15 November 2011

ITGLWF Condemns Jailing of Pakistan Power Loom Union Leaders

Author: International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF)

The…[ITGLWF] has strongly condemned the brutal campaign waged by employers on workers and unions in Faisalabad, Pakistan…the ITGLWF’s General Secretary Klaus Priegnitz said “In July this year workers in Faisalabad were forced to go on strike to secure...

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5 January 2011

How One Tiny Factory Is Challenging the Sweatshop Norm

Author: Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet.org

...a revolutionary new factory [Alta Gracia] in the Domincan Republic, started by one of the most conscience-minded college apparel suppliers, Knights Apparel, [is] a model and a test case of what can happen when wages are "living" and union organizing...

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14 December 2010

Cambodian Trade Union Leader Arrested

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign (Netherlands)

...On November 18 Sous Chantha, a trade union leader of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Unions (C.CAWDU) was arrested...This arrest is believed to be a frameup in order to disturb his union activities...C.CAWDU organized a nation...

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