Garment makers in Bangladesh will get a pay rise of 77 per cent, with a government-appointed wage board approving the increase.
A fire on Tuesday evening outside Dhaka, Bangladesh has killed at least nine workers.
Fines cumulatively worth $NZ 601,900 were issued in Rotorua District Court to four people for selling imported goods falsely labelled as being “Made In New Zealand”.
Opposition industry minister Sophie Mirabella has vowed to fight for Wangaratta’s Bruck Textiles, calling a recent decision to award a $20 million Australian Army contract to an overseas competitor a “betrayal” of Australian manufacturers.
Botany-based Standard Universal Group, a fabric manufacturer, will shut its premises this week.
The death toll from the garment factory collapse outside of Dhaka has now reached 803. As a result, The Bangladeshi government has closed down 18 plants.
AUSINDUSTRY is offering free workshops to help manufacturers within the textile, clothing and footwear industry apply for Australian Government grants.
The local community in Picton is disappointed with Interface’s decision not to rebuild its factory in the shire after a fire in July destroyed the building.