H&M Urged to Aid Undocumented Syrian Refugees in Turkish Factories

More than 3 million people flooded into Turkey from war-torn Syria in 2016. Thousands of them have found work in the country’s garment industry. However, the majority are undocumented, which leaves workers vulnerable to a host of labor abuses, according to a new report.

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Nigerian Apparel Industry to Increase Minimum Wage

Textile workers in Nigeria set to receive a 13 percent minimum wage increase. Read more on Vanguard. (Read related on SJ: Sourcing Costs Climb: Wages That Went up in 2016)… This content is for Annual, Monthly and Limited members only. You can read up to…...

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Sourcing Costs Climb: Wages That Went up in 2016

Labor is easily the largest input cost in the sourcing sector, and as workers, unions and some forward-thinking retailers increasingly seek living wages for labor, production costs have increased and margins continue to get squeezed.

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