Friday, January 3, 2014

Solidarity from Seattle workers

Solidarity from Seattle workers

US: Grants $10m to tackle child labour in Burma and Morocco

The US Labor Department has granted $10m to fund two separate projects to tackle child labour in Burma and Morocco.
The first award is a $5m cooperative agreement to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to implement a project to reduce child labour in Burma and support the government's efforts to comply with international standards.

INDIA:::Union Bank focuses on partnering the Indian family dream

New campaign by DDB Mudra West comprising 5 TVCs featuring Pankaj Kapoor with different stories that buttress the brand communication of ‘Your dreams are not yours alone’
Sohini Sen | Mumbai | January 3, 2014

Click on the image to watch the TVC.
To drive home its brand promise ‘Your dreams are not yours alone’, Union Bank of India (UBI), one of the largest PSU banks, has launched a new campaign to showcase its products and services to the Indian audience. DDB Mudra West has conceptualised a set of five TVCs as part of the campaign to show that Union Bank of India’s products and services are not only on a par with that of private banks but also surpasses them in many ways.

MALAYSIA:::EPF names Tunku Alizakri deputy CEO // Tunku Alizakri Timbalan CEO Pengurusan dan Perancangan KWSP

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has appointed Tunku Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias as deputy chief executive officer for planning and strategy management effective Jan 1.
He will assume the position previously held by Johari Abdul Muid.
Tunku Alizakri will join the EPF’s team of deputy CEOs which includes Datuk Ibrahim Taib who oversees the operations division and Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif of the investment division.

CAMBODIA: Wage dispute causes garment sector shutdown

A military special command unit is said to have been deployed to crack down on striking Cambodia garment workers. (Photo credit: LICADHO)
A military special command unit is said to have been deployed to crack down on striking Cambodia garment workers. (Photo credit: LICADHO)
A dispute over increases to Cambodia's minimum wage levels has led to a virtual shutdown of the country's garment industry.
Garment factory workers have been protesting for better pay since 24 December - but events appear to have taken a turn today (2 January) with claims that soldiers from a military special command unit have been deployed to crack down on the demonstrators.
According to the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) and the Community Legal Education Centre (CLEC), ten union leaders, garment workers and monks have been arrested.

The clashes took place near the Yak Jin factory in Phnom Penh's Pursenchey district - which is believed to produce clothing for international brands including Gap, Walmart, Pink and Old Navy - and are said to signal a disturbing new tactic by authorities to quash what have been largely peaceful protests.