On today's #COVID19 live-blog:
1. The #Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union Federation (BIGUF) expressed solidarity with GATWU members in India, as 1200 workers were illegally dismissed by H&M supplier Gokaldas Exports.
2. Rong Chhun's arrest has sparked protests in Phnom Penh, #Cambodia .
3. #Cambodia could lose more than 15% of its international remittances because 100,000s of migrant workers have returned home.
4. #China 's workers are paying the price for growing global demand for face masks, as they are made to work in intense working environments for extensive hours without proper training, which has led to exhaustion and accidents.
5. Academics found that the exodus of migrant workers in #India during lockdown has had emotional repercussions for migrants.
6. #India has started to map the skills of migrant workers in order to provide them with employment in areas near their hometowns.
7. #Nepali migrant workers have started going back to India due to lack of food and employment at home.
8. Garment workers from the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ), #SriLanka , are being denied their right to vote in tomorrow's General Elections. At risk of losing their jobs, workers have been told to go vote and return in only 2 days, which, according to them, is an attempt to dismiss workers amidst the pandemic.
9. @asda is refusing to accept up to 20% of orders that suppliers have already shipped and demanding 40-70% price reductions on orders completed but not yet shipped while Walmart, Asda's owner, is making massive profits.
11. #Vietnam 's textile and footwear industries fear COVID-19's second wage as even the country's biggest factories keep reporting major losses.
12. The International Textile Manufacturers Federation estimates that, if the pandemic lasts until the end of 2020, global garment trade will decrease by 15-20% this year.
Read more: cleanclothes.org/covid19