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Manufacturing

ILO Cambodia launching new garment newsletter

The International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday will launch a news bulletin focusing on Cambodia’s garment and shoe sector, aimed at providing data for Cambodian policymakers during annual minimum wage talks.    ILO officials intend on releasing the newsletter four times per year, an ILO chief technical ...

Beer competition brews as Heineken launches in Myanmar

Dutch giant Heineken opened its US$60 million brewery on 12 July, with its locally developed Regal Seven lager beer set to hit store shelves shortly. The brewer will also face the unusual situation of competing against one of its own beers. It owns Tiger beer, but ...

Working conditions in Cambodia's garment factories slightly improved: group

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has found a slight improvement in Cambodia’s garment factory working conditions, although issues of overtime and occupational safety and health continue, according to its latest report released on 8 July.   The ILO’s Better Factories Cambodia (ILO-BFC) Program report said it ...

Vietnam axes $200mln plant project as Taiwanese giant dawdles

Vietnamese authorities in the northern province of Vinh Phuc have recalled a license for a US$200-million factory invested by the world’s largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn.   The Taiwanese company, which has partnered with many giants including Apple and BlackBerry, had failed to kick-start the project licensed in ...

Putting productivity on the menu

An ILO project that provides free lunch at garment factories is proving to be a hit with workers, but whether or not this 50-cent per worker “experiment” catches on will depend on factory owners and the brands they supply. Last July, eight garment factories in Phnom ...

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