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Labour wages shoot up in 2010
Aug '10
It is reported that, wages in the textile and apparel sector have risen by around 14 percent and in some cases even up to 20 percent year on year in the first six months of the current year. This was revealed by Chairman of the China Textile Industry Association, Du Yu Zhou at a recently held conference on Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

In the first half, above scale textile enterprises increased payment by 14 percent, while enterprises in the Pearl River and Yangtze River Delta even increased payment by
20 percent. Textile industry is the largest single employment generating sector in China. As early as 2007, the industry started feeling the pressure of rising labor costs.

Since then, more and more enterprises have tried to absorb cost increment caused by increasing labor costs by upgrading equipment, processes and technology. From another perspective, experts opine that, wage increases are the inevitable result of social development, as well as an important part of corporate social responsibility.

China's textile industry has been promoting the building of social responsibility management system CSC9000T for 5 years. The system covers 12 investigation elements, out of which, 9 elements are related to labor relations, such as wages, benefits, working conditions, working hours, etc.

The system was originally designed to defeat foreign trade barriers and "sweatshop" allegations against Chinese textile industry.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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