News archive2018

20-09-2018 sheds light on DIEHs MYPOD project in Myanmar

The MYPOD project works to improve productivity, work environment and social dialogue in Myanmar’s garment sector. This week released the article Myanmar Garment Productivity Project gains Momentum about the progress og MYPOD. Read the article here.

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The first year of MYPOD

By Ms. NuNu Hlaing, Local Project Coordinator in Myanmar.

The three-year MYPOD project was commenced in August 2017 with the aim of improving the work environment, increasing productivity and occupational health and safety, and enhancing worker relation through dialogue in selected factories for the project in Myanmar’s garment sector.

Read more about the progress of MYPOD here. 

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Improvements on ethical compliance in Bangladesh’ garment sector

AsiaInspection’s first quarterly report of 2018 show improvements on ethic compliance in Bangladesh’ garment sector. The improvements likely reflect the pressure from the industry that has been put on textile and apparel manufacturers in Bangladesh, particularly since the tragic Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, where more than 1100 workers lost their lives.

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First week of MYPOD baseline in Yangon

This week in Yangon has been very special for the MYPOD project that work to improve productivity, work environment and social dialogue in Myanmar's garment sector.  

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A call for increased minimum wage in Bangladesh

Unions affiliated to IndustriALL call for increased minimum wage and other improvements for workers in Bangladesh' garment sector. The demands are set simultaneously with the adoption of a new minimum wage in neighbouring Myanmar.

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Project on social dialogue in Bangladesh ends - but the work continues

Since 2014 the Joint ETI has worked with improving social dialogue in Bangladesh’ garment sector. The project has been carried out in collaboration between the JETI, the Danish trade union federation 3F, the Danish Chamber of Commerce as well as 11 brands, whose supplier factories have participated in trainings on social dialogue.

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New minimum wage in Myanmar

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 The National Committee for Minimum Wage in Myanmar approved a new basic daily minimum wage - a 33% raise from 3600 Kyat (2,7 USD) to 4800 Kyat (3,5 USD).

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