The 2016 Labour Inspection Campaign was launched yesterday in northern Hưng Yên Province with a focus on construction, the sector which has claimed the most lives of workers in occupational accidents in Việt Nam.
Apparel imports into the US offered surprising results in January, with five of the top ten supplier countries posting declines. Vietnam and Bangladesh, however, both led with double-digit gains, while China's growth continued to accelerate. related to Apparel, Fibres & fabrics, Sourcing,
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government study has found nearly a third of working women who responded to a survey reported being sexually harassed on the job, such as unwanted physical contact or being subjected to degrading comments. The study, the first of its kind, was released Tuesday. It did not give a margin of error. It examined responses from more than 9,600 women employees, submitted by mail or online. The response rate was 18 percent. Of the respondents, 29 percent said they had suffered sexual harassment. The most common harassment was having their appearance or age became the focus of conversation, at 54 percent. The next most common was unwanted touching at 40 percent, followed by sexually related questions at 38 percent. Twenty-seven percent were asked out for meals and dates.
Lawmakers in Pakistan's largest province on Wednesday gave unprecedented protection to female victims of violence, in a bid to stem a rising tide of gender-related abuse in a country ranked as the world's third most dangerous place for women.
Chicago – A new report from Underwriters Laboratories details the health conditions and workplace safety rates in every state, as well as their financial impact. Published in January by UL’s Integrated Health & Safety Institute, the report breaks down data for each state and compares it with the national average. Data points include prevalence of diabetes, heart diseases and obesity; workplace injury and illness and fatality rates also are covered. The report sums up each state’s direct and indirect expenditures associated with health care, lost . . .
New Delhi, Apr 5 () Government is simplifying the labour inspection process and will come out with a unified portal for online registration of units and reporting of inspections, Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said today.
The humble cycle rickshaw, ubiquitous in the Old City, just got a makeover. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has come out with a redesigned model of the cycle rickshaw after carrying out extensive studies in different parts of the country.
In late November, a 52,000-ton barge eased into this ramshackle port on the Bay of Bengal and came to rest on a wide, muddy beach. After nearly four decades crisscrossing the oceans for an American offshore engineering company, the DB-101 did not come to erect another oil rig or lay miles o
I'm in New Delhi today, where the searing impact of last year's tragic heat wave can still be seen. With temperatures soaring in late May 2015 and an overdue monsoon delaying relief, a roadway in the capitol city literally melted...
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.
U.S. documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that lax safety standards at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa may be to blame for the recent contamination of local drinking water sources.
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