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Cambodia garment workers’ plight worsening: ILO

Cambodia is backsliding in efforts to improve working conditions in its garment industry, the International Labour Organisation said yesterday, following a series of strikes at factories producing western-brand clothing. The kingdom is failing to make progress in key areas such as worker and fire safety and ...

http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/asia/245622-cambodia-garment-workers%E2%80%99-plight-worsening-ilo.html

ASICS Wants Monitoring Of Cambodian Sub-Contractors After Accident

The Japanese athletics brand ASICS said Friday that it would push its four Cambodian sub-contractors to join a programme that monitors conditions in garment and shoe factories. “We will strongly request to our sub-contractors in Cambodia to sign up to this programme,” Katsumi Funakoshi, ASICS ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/ASICS-wants-monitoring-of-Cambodian-sub-contractor-30206398.html

Garment factory worker strikes increased threefold in 2012

Strikes staged by garment and footwear factory workers more than tripled in 2012 compared to 2011, with more than 100,000 workers participating in at least one strike, an official of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said yesterday. “Historically, prior to any elections, we will see a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Baffling Mass Faintings in Cambodia

It sounds like something from a Victorian novel – hundreds of young women falling, en masse, into a swoon. But this phenomenon has become a bafflingly common occurrence in modern-day Cambodia. The incidents have been limited to women working in a small number of the country’s ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14897130

Swift action on mass faints

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered Ministry of Labour officials to quickly investigate and resolve problems leading to recent mass faintings at factories in Kampong Chhnang and Phnom Penh during meeting with the Council of Ministers on Friday.  Last week around 300 workers fainted at M&V ...

May Tithara, P. 2
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/swift-action-mass-faints

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