Friday, July 19, 2013
Iraq still lacks legislation protecting workers' rights, guaranteeing freedom of association and governing industrial relations. In an effort to coordinate and consolidate forces, an IndustriALL Global Union National Council was established in Baghdad on July 10.
Garment factory workers block a section of the National Highway Two in Phnom Penh to demand higher wages and better working conditions, June 19, 2013.
Working conditions in Cambodia’s garment industry have worsened, the International Labour Organization said in a report Thursday, but manufacturers said the entire industry should not be blamed for the problems of a few factories.
Despite improvements until two to three years ago, the country’s third largest currency earning industry has suffered setbacks in the areas of worker safety and child labor, the ILO said.