'Modern slavery' in Malaysia electronics factories: Survey

Nearly one-third of the 350,000 workers in Malaysia's electronics manufacturing sector -- a major supplier for leading global brands -- suffer labour conditions akin to "modern slavery", a report released today said.

Anti-China protest hits Vietnam factories

Thousands of workers staged a protest at an industrial park in southern Vietnam Tuesday over China`s deployment of a drilling rig in contested waters, damaging factories and offices, official media said.

Cambodia police open fire on protesters, three killed

The Cambodian police opened fire on garment workers, who were protesting on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh, leaving at least three people dead.

Bangladesh orders arrest of factory owners for deadly fire

A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest of owners of a garment factory where 111 workers were killed last year in the country`s worst such fire, after police laid charges.

Bangladesh factory workers clash with police, 100 injured

Nearly 100 people were injured when thousands of angry garment workers in Bangladesh demanding a higher wage clashed with police, resulting in the closure of about 200 factories.

Three killed in Maharashtra building collapse

Three people were killed and 24 injured early Thursday when a two-storey building collapsed in Maharashtra`s Bhiwandi town, police said.

Bangladesh PM urged to ensure workers` safety, rights

More than two dozen Democratic lawmakers have urged Bangladesh to come out with a comprehensive plan to ensure workers’ safety and rights.

Dhaka woman survives 16 days under rubble

Seventeen days after the collapse of a garment factory building, the rescuers found a woman alive underneath the remains of Rana Plaza.

Bangladesh building collapse: Death toll hits 1,034

The death toll in the collapse of an eight-storey building here in the Bangladesh capital soared past 1,000.

Bangladesh building collapse: Haunting pic of couple in final embrace

Not just the rising death toll, but also a photograph of a couple in the rubble of the collapsed Dhaka building is haunting the minds.

Bangladesh building collapse toll nears 1000

Hundreds of bodies are still trapped under the debris of the illegally constructed Rana Plaza building as many have remained missing.

Garments factory fire kills 8 in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has closed down 18 garment factories temporarily as part of its efforts to allay fears of international buyers over safety and labour standards.

US official calls up Dhaka garment industry representatives

The conference call was part of the Obama Administration`s effort to engage the garment industry to improve workers` rights, working conditions in Bangladesh.

Ambala factory fire: Management cooperating with authorities

The raging fire that engulfed a chemical factory in Ambala on Monday night has been brought under control.

Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rises to 243

With nearly 250 people killed in building collapse in Bangladesh, thousands watched rescuers search for ones trapped under debris of the eight-story complex that had come crashing down within seconds.

Syria military factory blast kills 54

An activist group says a bombing of a military factory in central Syria this week has killed 54 people.

Explosions kill 10 in Ankara factories

Two powerful explosions several hours
apart killed 10 people in an industrial zone in the Turkish
capital, officials said.

Bangladesh reopens factories after rioting

Hundreds of
Bangladeshi garment factories reopened on Wednesday under a heavy
police presence, struggling to meet orders from key Western
brands after riots by workers forced their closure.

Night shifts for women in factories in Punjab?

To address the problem of
severe shortage of industrial work force in Punjab, women are
likely to be put on night shifts, initially in the textile
sector, in the state.

N Korea allows in South`s workers to factories

North Korea allowed South Korean workers on Wednesday to enter a joint industrial park that is a lucrative source of income for the Pyongyang government, despite having said a day earlier it was cutting all ties with the South.