A fire broke out at a Bangladesh garment factory at Konabari in Gazipur Saturday, and though the full extent of the damage and any casualties have yet to be confirmed, some reports are calling the blaze “devastating.”
Jan 14, 2015: Italian Public Prosecutor Raffaele Guaraniello, who was at the center of the historic criminal prosecutions of former asbestos businessmen for the deaths of thousands of Italian citizens, is now investigating reports of asbestos...
Child labor has been a problem plaguing Cambodia for years, and a new agreement between the International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) is the latest effort to...
Low-cost labor may not be the way for Bangladesh to sustain growth in its garment sector moving forward, and the country may look toward high-end products to reach its goal of $50 billion in exports by 2021.
Everything from chronic back pain to black lung appears to be plaguing Vietnam's cheap and largely unprotected workforce.
Mohit Gupta's insight:
Government statistics show about 28,000 people suffer from occupational diseases, on average, per year.Silicosis and other respiratory illnesses topped the list, followed by chemical poisoning.Many companies continue to rely on cheap materials, antiquated technology and illegal and harmful chemicals to reduce input costs, the report noted.All the corner cutting has posed a serious risk to public healt
Two managers and five workers from a construction company building the $400 million Olympia City development in Phnom Penh were arrested yesterday following an accident that killed a woman on Sunday, police said. Puth Vanny, 48, was riding a motorbike with her son and his fiancee past the site near the Olympic Stadium when a metal object fell and killed her.
Xu Lizhi, who worked for the company that produces most of the world's iPhones, committed suicide in September. These are some of his poems.
Mohit Gupta's insight:
We ran along the railway, arriving in some place called ‘the City’ where we trade in our youth, and our muscle. Finally we have nothing to trade, only a cough and a skeleton nobody cares about.
The haunting poetry of a Chinese factory worker who committed suicide - the day the industrialists, capitalists, politicians, bureaucrats understand this will be the day our workplaces will become worker friendly
SHAH ALAM, Sept 17, 2014: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the government to impose a heavier penalty on employers who neglect their workers’ safety. Its deputy secretary-general, A. Balasubramaniam, said the MTUC viewed accidents at workplaces seriously and felt that there was a need for severe action to be taken against errant …