H&M, Gap to Probe Violence, Sex Abuse in Indonesian and Other Asian Factories Fashion giants H&M and Gap vowed on Tuesday (05/06) to investigate reports that Asian garment workers who supply their high-street stores routinely face sex abuse, harassment and violence. (Reuters Photo/Regis Duvignau) London. Fashion giants H&M and Gap vowed on Tuesday (05/06) to investigate.. read more →

Young workers and other young advocates for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) can participate in the SafeYouth@Work Congress and SafeYouth@Work Media Competition taking place in the context of the upcoming XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore in September 2017. The World Congress would welcome additional applications from Malaysia, Thailand, and.. read more →

Twenty-five years ago, U.S. tech companies pledged to stop using chemicals that caused miscarriages and birth defects. They failed to ensure that their Asian suppliers did the same. The women on the production line worked in so-called cleanrooms and wore protective suits, but that was for the chips’ protection, not theirs. The women were exposed.. read more →

It’s been a long journey out of the aftermath of civil war for Vietnam, transforming from the object of American invasion into a bastion of American neoliberalism. So when President Obama toured Nike’s headquarters in Oregon and heralded the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a boon for US jobs, that translated in Vietnam as a bonanza for.. read more →

2014 Aug 01
August 1, 2014

Lineman electrocuted

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LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The supposed power restoration of Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) in Barangay Tuburan, Ligao City was interrupted after one of its lineman was electrocuted while fixing electric connections in the place. read more →