Women make up the vast majority of workers at Flexcom’s factory in the Yen Phong Industrial Zone. Photograph: Catherine Healy

Time is measured in many ways in the multistory warehouse that houses Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd in Bac Ninh’s Tien Son Industrial Zone. It is c(...)

Another week, another call for employment contracts to be ripped up. Since 2008, controversies about payments made under employment contracts h(...)

Brush with death: rescuers pull a garment worker alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters

It was an image of horror that made people in the West think uncomfortable thoughts about the human cost of the clothes on their backs: a couple embra(...)

Workers dig mass graves during a mass burial of unidentified garment workers, who died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in May. Photograph:  Reuters

Six months after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh, more than 15 brands whose clothes were produced there have yet(...)

Ibec director of industrial relations Brendan McGinty said  it was imperative that the “foundation of our collective bargaining arrangements must remain voluntary”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Any move to introduce new collective bargaining rights would cost jobs and significantly reduce the attractiveness of Ireland as a location for invest(...)

Despite record youth unemployment levels throughout much of the continent, several major firms operating in Europe still claim they are facing a massi(...)

The scene at the Rana Plaza building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, earlier today, where rescue workers have almost no hope of finding any more survivors. Photograph: Sajid Hossain/Reuters

Two western retailers have promised to compensate families of garment workers killed while making clothes for the retailers in a Bangladesh f(...)