textiles

Topy Top mass sacking sparks Zara protests call

The mass sacking of 35 trade union organisers at Topy Top, Peru's most profitable textiles exporter, has prompted a callout for worldwide protests against near slave-labour conditions at the firm's factories.

Garment and construction workers strikes in Cambodia

Striking employees of the Sun Lu Fong garment factory in Meanchey district.

In the past few days, a garment workers' strike has found itself in conflict with bosses, local authorities and union officials while last week, construction workers struck in solidarity with sacked workmates.

The rage over the wage

Dhaka minimum wage protest - August 2010

The past four days have seen widespread protests and rioting against the announcement of the new minimum wage structure for Bangladeshi garment workers.

Cambodian union calls off garment strike

Union leader Chea Mony addresses a meeting in Kandal province, July 12 2010.

Labour leader Chea Mony announced yesterday that he was abandoning plans for a three-day strike against a newly approved garment sector minimum wage increase, which he had previously opposed.

Cambodian government and unions agree wage increase; strikes could still be on

Garment workers in Cambodia.

Cambodia's government and several unions agreed on Thursday to a 9-percent minimum wage rise for garment workers but the industry's biggest unions said demands were not met and a strike was still possible.

Sleepless nights for bosses in the Bangladeshi garment sector

Garment workers' protest at Ashulia, Bangladesh - 2010

A survey of recent unrest in the garment industry, as agitation for a greatly increased minimum wage - as part of an improved wage structure - continues.

Bangladeshi strike wave rolls on; rocks, papers and cloth

Labour unrest continues[1] in diverse areas, including rock mining and the garment industry.

Death traps - work, home, fire and the poor in Bangladesh

slum fire in Bangladesh

An examination of the ever-present threat of fire in the lives of the working class after yet another garment factory fire kills 21 workers - while slum fires also have a devastating affect...

“Needles and Threats”, Local Textile Industry, Part One

A text on the textile export industries around the New Delhi area in India, including workers' reports and how one company got rid of permanent workers by repression and taking advantage of the workers' trust in their union representatives.

Liberty Shoes, Strike and Cycle Rikshas

An account and chronology of a strike at the Liberty Shoes factory in Gurgaon, India in 2006.