Indian textile sector needs to revamp labour conditions

News Tags: Apparel Export Promotion Council, garment factories making apparel for global brands, India largest manufacturers of textiles and apparel, Indian Textile, International labour organisation, labour conditions, many of them employed by suppliers to Western retailers, on a wide check

Mumbai
Indian textile sector needs to revamp labour conditions
Summary: 
Taking the example of Apple Inc., which tackled poor wages and working conditions at the factories of its partner Foxconn in China after criticism from consumers among others, the labour conditions in Indian textile is also now on a wide check.

Taking the example of Apple Inc., which tackled poor wages and working conditions at the factories of its partner Foxconn in China after criticism from consumers among others, the labour conditions in Indian textile is also now on a wide check.

The conditions of garment workers in South Asia have come under sharp scrutiny following the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, in which 1,135 workers were killed, many of them employed by suppliers to Western retailers. In India, legislation exists against bonded labour and child labour, but enforcement is weak.

http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/retail/indian-apparel-suppliers-need-to-weave-in-ethical-sourcing-1.1715200
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Changes proposed in Indian labour law immensely for textile sector

News Tags: Indian labour law, Indian textile industry, International labour organisation, skilled manpower, textile growth target, textile ministry of India

New Delhi
Changes proposed in Indian labour law immensely for textile sector
Summary: 
To achieve textile growth targets skilled manpower of 35 million will be required by 2024-25. Also, initially training needs to be increased to generate the supply of about 1 million trained workers annually and to ensure that in the next three years, the entire new workforce entering the sector is formally trained and certified.

To achieve textile growth targets skilled manpower of 35 million will be required by 2024-25. Also, initially training needs to be increased to generate the supply of about 1 million trained workers annually and to ensure that in the next three years, the entire new workforce entering the sector is formally trained and certified.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/labour-reforms-for-textile-sector-proposed-114091601196_1.html
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PTEA to sign MoU with ILO to set up ILO-ILS textile programme

News Tags: collaboration, global market, ILO-ILS textile programme, International labour organisation, Pakistan labour law, Pakistan textile exporters association, textile export

FAISALABAD
PTEA to sign MoU with ILO to set up ILO-ILS textile programme
Summary: 
With an aim to improve the application of labour laws in Pakistan and ensure stability of the country’s exports to the global market, the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has designed an ILO-ILS Textile programme.

With an aim to improve the application of labour laws in Pakistan and ensure stability of the country’s exports to the global market, the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has designed an ILO-ILS Textile programme.
 
According to PTEA Chairman and Vice Chairman Sheikh Ilyas Mahmood, the programme has been set up in a way to further the agenda of ILO in Pakistan. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed between the two bodies this month.
 

http://tribune.com.pk/story/746212/textile-sector-ptea-ilo-weave-together-programme-for-compliance/
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