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C&A Foundation Launches Plan to Improve Working Conditions in Brazil’s Fashion Industry

The Brazilian office of the C&A Foundation, Instituto C&A, is launching a call for proposals to find innovative initiatives to bring about systematic changes in working conditions in Brazil’s fashion industry.

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Colombia Making Progress on Labor Issues Under TPA Provision but Concerns Remain

The Department of Labor has issued its first periodic review of progress in addressing issues identified in its January 2017 report on Colombia’s compliance with its obligations under the labor chapter of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

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Myanmar Approves 33% Wage Hike for Garment Workers

Labor costs in Myanmar will likely see a 33 percent increase this year, and sourcing costs may rise in line with it.

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California Factories Owe Garment Workers $1.6 Million in Back Wages for Violating Labor Standards

Investigations in Southern California by the U.S. Department of Labor have found $1.6 million in back wages and liquidated damages due to 1,377 garment industry employees since January.

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Sourcing Costs Climb: Wage Increases Set to Affect 2018

This past year saw a continuance of workers, unions—and even some companies—pushing for living wage pay, and though many countries didn't quite make it to that threshold, quite a few key sourcing countries will see wage hikes in 2018.

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Vietnam Will See 6.5% Minimum Wage Increase Despite Concerns About Competitiveness

When it comes to wages, there are almost always two sides: the workers who want the wages increased, and the factory owners who don’t because they still want to remain competitive amongst their low-cost neighbor countries. In Vietnam’s case, the workers won—though their spoils will be less than what was sought.

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Mauritius Set to See Minimum Wages More Than Double in 2018

The latest sourcing country to see its wage rates rise is Mauritius, where garment workers will take home more than double their previous pay starting in January.

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