Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile workers quit jobs under declining wage pressures
Textile workers quit jobs under declining wage pressures
12
Sep '08
Since the start of this year and after the introduction of new labor law, the outflow of workers from textile enterprises has accelerated. This is largely due to the fact that lower wage levels and the intrinsic quality of being a labor intensive industry have compelled a large number of workers to move to other avenues like guesthouses, hotels and other businesses that offers better working environment.

Presently, the average wage of workers in the textile industry is 30 percent lower than those offered in other sectors. Experts believe that it's high time this gap is wage levels be narrowed in order to retain workers.

In fact, a number of enterprises in the coastal areas have been facing recruitment difficulties which directly reflect on how low the level of salary and social welfare is these regions. A survey report revealed that in 2006, social security of China's textile industry related worker accounted for only 11.3 percent of wage income, lower by 10 percentage points than the national average.

Dadong Group based in Nantong is pursuing a practice which has helped in workers getting better wages and social security measures. Inspite of rising input costs, it has largely digested the increase in costs but has also managed to maintain a sales profit margin of about 7 percent.

The enterprise pays 39 percent of the social welfare for workers while the workers themselves pay 16 percent together forming a proportion of 55 percent. The factory also provides workers with subsidized lunch every day at a nominal cost.

Usually, when the pay of workers is higher, it forms about 20 percent of the production costs but presently it accounts for only 15 percent. Even buyers from the US and other overseas market expect that enterprises pay labor insurance to workers.

Moreover, some of the domestic companies have also taken alternative approaches like setting up of technical schools to overcome shortage of trained labour.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

TEA expects budget to upscale textile skill industry

The Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) has requested the Central...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Bangladesh could earn $60 billion in exports by 2021

Bangladesh is expected to earn over $60 billion in exports by the...

Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Govt to help Tangaliya weavers purchase looms: Irani

Government of India will facilitate Tangaliya weavers in purchase of...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

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

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

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
January 2017

January 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search