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23 May 2020

COVID-19 leaves thousands of garment workers in Asia jobless; retailers agree to pay instead of cancelling orders

Author: Reuters, South China Morning Post

"Coronavirus cuts a swathe through Asia's garment industry, leaving thousands out of work", 19 May 2020...

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23 May 2020

Vietnam: Workers allege that firm that makes shoes for Nike & Adidas used the pandemic as an excuse to fire them; companies respond

One hundred fifty Chinese workers allege that they have become expendable and that the manufacturing firm, Pou Chen, used the pandemic as an excuse to fire them. Pou Chen said it was forced to terminate the workers' contracts due to the decline in...

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Company response
21 May 2020

Nike's response

Author: Nike

22 May 2020...

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Company response
20 May 2020

adidas' response

Author: adidas

21 May 2020...

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Article
12 May 2020

China: Five labour activists released after 15 months in detention

Author: China Labour Bulletin (Hong Kong)

“Five labour activists released after 15 months in detention”, 9 May 2020...

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10 May 2020

Myanmar: COVID-19 leaves over 60,000 jobless; workers in 105 factories remain unpaid

Author: Myat Thura, Myanmar Times

"COVID-19 leaves over 60,000 workers jobless in Myanmar", 28 April 2020 Over 60,000 workers across the country have lost their jobs due to factory shutdowns caused by cancelled orders and the COVID-19 pandemic's disruption of raw material supplies. U ...

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4 May 2020

More than 900 CEOs & Presidents commit to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by the realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive...

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3 May 2020

Myanmar: Over 60,000 workers lost jobs due to factory shutdowns caused by COVID-19

Author: Myat Thura, Myanmar Times

"COVID-19 leaves over 60,000 workers jobless in Myanmar", 28 April 2020...

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26 April 2020

Myanmar: Bag factory re-employs workers & withdraws lawsuits against demonstrators

Author: Tint Zaw Tun, Myanmar Times

"More than 300 workers re-employed at Yangon bag factory", 20 April 2020 A tot[a]l of 323 workers from bag manufacturing factory Brightberg Enterprises (Myanmar) located at Industrial Zone 2 in Dagon Seikkan township were re-employed...and the lawsuit...

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26 April 2020

Myanmar: Companies to shutdown if workers, management disagree on COVID-19 measures

Author: Tint Zaw Tun, Myanmar Times

"Companies to shutdown if workers, management disagree on COVID-19 measures in Yangon", 18 April 2020 ...

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