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Garment producers turn to Vietnam amid rising labour costs in China

TAL Apparel‘s $50 million plant in Vietnam opened in October, can produce 16,000,000 shirts annually, in 100,000 variations, when output ramps up in the future, part of Vietnam‘s bid to join apparel global supply chain and employ millions. But the biggest news is across the road, where construction is under way on a $320 million textile mill, part of an integrated operation from yarn dyeing to fabric weaving to finishing

As labour costs rise in China, some of the world’s biggest manufacturers are getting a big bang for their buck in Vietnam.
As labour costs rise in China, some of the world’s biggest manufacturers are getting a big bang for their buck in Vietnam.

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2nd Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse : A lot remains to be done

Reproduced from IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL Global Union represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors and is a force in global solidarity taking up the fight for better working conditions and trade union rights around the world.

IndustriALL challenges the power of multinational companies and negotiates with them on a global level. IndustriALL fights for another model of globalization and a new economic and social model that puts people first, based on democracy and social justice.

Rana Plaza two years on: progress but no hiding from massive task ahead

23 Apr 2015

On 24 April it will be two years since the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring thousands more. The labour movement and its NGO partners are calling on the garment industry to show that it has the leadership to staying the course and changing the global supply chain permanently.

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