The Myanmar Times, 25 Sep 2015 - Factory workers have had enough of the arbitration council, the nascent, quasi-judicial body established to resolve labour disputes through mediation.
Education International, 22 Sep 2015 - Following two months of continuous action, Nepalese teachers have been invited by the Ministry of Education to discuss crucial issues such as the public education system and rebuilding works after the earthquakes.
RFA, Cambodia, 21 Sep 2015 - More than 500 striking garment workers from a factory in central Cambodia petitioned the parliament and Labor Ministry on Monday, demanding that government officials intervene in stopping their company from firing workers without cause.
Khmer Times, Cambodia, 20 Sep 2015 - Demands for higher wages and meal allowances, disputes over unfair dismissals and alleged union discrimination are among the main causes behind the rise in the number of strikes at textile and footwear factories, according to a new study by the Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF).
PRI, Bangladesh, 16 Sep 2015 - Only 15 people can fit into the small room on the third floor of a brick-and-corrugated-tin building in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. More people listen from a hallway just outside the room. They all work at Dacca Dyeing, a garment factory that makes clothes for Gap and Target, among other companies. They want to start a union.
ChinaLabourBulletin, China, 14 Sep 2015 - Company recruiters continually complain to anyone who will listen that it is impossible for them to find the right people for the jobs they are offering. Apparently, at no point do they stop to consider that it is their own pre-conceptions about who the right person should be that is creating their problems, or that, by adopting an equal opportunity approach to recruitment, they would have a much greater chance of finding the right person.
The Jakarta Post, Indonesia, 16 Sep 2015 - Investment should go hand-in-hand with job creation. In most government policy arsenals, investment is a key tool designed to foster employment of its citizens as taxpayers.
The Money Control, India, 15 Sep 2015 - Earlier in August, the Labour Ministry had proposed to make fundamental changes on payment of minimum wages across the country and had said that it will be made mandatory.
IndustriALL, Pakistan, 14 Sep 2015 - Four workers died and sixteen were injured when the roof of a garment factory collapsed on 5 September in Lahore, Pakistan. The factory was operating in a poorly constructed building and producing for Primark, TOPMAN, Burton, New Look and River Island.
The Straits Times, Singapore, 13 Sep 2015 - Companies that could not justify their job-cutting plans after the 1965 Separation would face NTUC's wrath
The Malaysian Reserve, 11 Sep 2015 - The Malaysia Airlines Employees Union (MASEU) says the Corporate Development Centre which was set up to retrain and find new jobs for retrenched MAS workers is a total failure.
IndustriALL , Vietnam, 10 Sep 2015 - IndustriALL Global Union welcomes the latest minimum wage increase by Vietnam’s National Wage Council. Coming into effect on 1 January 2016 the 12.4 per cent raise continues the country’s road to a living wage.
China Labour Bulletin, 7 Sep 2015 - Championed by the Chinese government as the “bright spot” in the future of the economy, China’s e-commerce sector has recently been hit by labour unrest, with three protests in just one week last month.
ITUC, Nepal 4 Sep 2015 - The ITUC has welcomed the Nepal government’s support for a trade union Roadmap for reconstruction and development, in the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake which cost nearly 9,000 lives and left some 22,000 people injured.
LabourWatchPakistan, 3 Sep 2015 - The rate of fatal and non-fatal accidents of the workers engaged in electricity, mining, engineering, textile, construction and chemical and other industrial and commercial industries and agriculture sector have been rising every year on account of prevalence of outdated safety laws promulgated years ago alike Factories Act, 1934 and Boiler Act, 1910, Mining Act, 1923 and Electricity Act 1910 and absence of effective independent labour inspection machinery as required under the principles of ILO Convention No. 81 ratified by the Government of Pakistan.