Six Afghan ICRC workers ‘killed by Islamic State’

Six Afghan international Red Cross workers have been killed by suspected Islamic State (IS) group gunmen in the province of Jowzjan, officials say. The workers were shot in the Qush Tepa area, the provincial governor said. Two others are unaccounted for, feared abducted by IS, he said. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) … Read more Six Afghan ICRC workers ‘killed by Islamic State’

Thousands of workers laid-off post American Apparel’s declaration of bankruptcy

CALIFORNIA, U.S. – American Apparel has started laying-off workers by thousands following its declaration of bankruptcy. Following a bankruptcy auction which Gildan Activewear won at $88 million, the company still had hope for survival, but not anymore. The latter recently withdrew its plan to acquire some of American Apparel’s operations. Arielle Patrick, American Apparel spokeswoman … Read more Thousands of workers laid-off post American Apparel’s declaration of bankruptcy

Myanmar garment manufacturing facility up for public sale to pay off workers

as a way to compensate 178 workers and pay the withstanding salaries, the Taiwanese-owned UniPolar factory based in Myanmar will be up for auction on June 29. The decision has come publish the workers of the garment facility filed a complaint with the nearby government towards the proprietor of the company, who has reportedly been … Read more Myanmar garment manufacturing facility up for public sale to pay off workers

Asian University of Women backs educating Bangladesh’s female RMG workers

Chittagong-based Asian University for Women will be providing free tertiary education to the female workforce of the Bangladeshi apparel factories. The initiative taken up under the aegis of donors like the Ikea Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is another step towards alleviating low literacy levels in the country, especially amongst the female … Read more Asian University of Women backs educating Bangladesh’s female RMG workers