Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Working conditions have improved – Better Factories
Working conditions have improved – Better Factories
29
Aug '09
Better Factories, Cambodia, an organisation affiliated to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has reported that the compliance of labour laws has improved amongst hundreds of factories, but these gains may be nullified due to the slowdown in the global economy.

Better Factories, works towards creating better working conditions in the manufacturing sector also acknowledged that around 60,000 jobs have been lost in the garment manufacturing sector since the last few months.

But experts from the apparel sector, question the figure of job losses quoted by Better Factories by saying that there are many units which are not registered with the ILO, since only exporting companies are obliged to register themselves.

There are over a 100 apparel manufacturing units which work on sub-contract from the bigger units and the working conditions of workers is very worse in these plants. Experts suggest that if the country wants to match the standards of China and Vietnam, these factories will also need to be brought under the ambit of ILO.

The report also delves upon the repeated number of strikes taking place in the garment sector in the country and says that the number of strikes have doubled in number from 12 to 23 in the first six months of 2009, with 17 of them reported from the garment export manufacturing sector.

Experts are of the opinion that these repeated strikes are hampering production cycles of export companies and bringing disrepute to the industry, which could prove to be harmful in the long run, when buyers decide to place orders with countries, with relatively less labour problems like India and Bangladesh.

According to the Free Trade Union of Workers, 78 factories have closed so far this year and the Commerce Ministry has projected a negative growth of 30 percent for garment exports in 2009. Experts have advised factories, not to cut wages as part of cost cutting measures to face challenges.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: BekaertDeslee

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

BekaertDeslee to expand North American facility

BekaertDeslee, one of the largest manufacturer of mattress textiles...

Courtesy: A&E

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

A&E unveils Magic using Repreve sewing thread

American & Efird (A&E), a leading developer of industrial and...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

Over 4,000 exhibitors attend Intertextile Shanghai 2017

Another successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has wrapped...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.1%
No
12.7%
Skip
11.3%

Total Votes: 71

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
28.2%
Skip
9.9%

Total Votes: 71

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.9%
No
9.9%
Skip
4.2%

Total Votes: 71

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
76.1%
No
11.3%
Skip
12.7%

Total Votes: 71


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search