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Managers Taught How to Spot Underage Labor

Staff at eight factories producing footwear for Japanese sportswear brand ASICS were trained Tuesday in how to make sure they are not employing child laborers, a company representative said. ASICS corporate staff have been in Cambodia this week in a bid to overcome the negative publicity ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/managers-taught-how-to-spot-underage-labor-34211/

ASICS Compensates Killed Workers’ Families

Japanese sports brand ASICS has agreed to pay compensation to the families of victims who died in a factory collapse in May, a brand representative said. ASICS Corporation managing executive officer Ron Pietersen, who arrived in Phnom Penh on Friday, said the company profoundly regretted the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/asics-compensates-killed-workers-families-33793/

Cambodia and S Korea aid workers

Cambodia and South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday, agreeing to work together to ensure worker protection. Last month,  a Kampong Speu shoe factory collapse killed two workers. The incident inspired the Ministry of Labour to implement a Health and Safety Network for workers here ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061266215/National/cambodia-and-s-korea-aid-workers.html

7 Cambodian Workers Arrested at Nike Contractor

Cambodian police clashed Monday with workers at a factory that makes clothing for the U.S. sportswear company Nike, arresting seven, in the latest violence linked to a strike over salaries, union organizers and rights activists said. The protest at the Taiwanese-owned Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing plant ...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cambodian-workers-arrested-nike-subcontractor-19311324#.Ua1mckDTxe9

Underage, Overworked

Child labour is being used at a footwear factory owned by the same Taiwan-based company as Wing Star Shoes – where two workers were killed in a ceiling collapse this month – numerous employees have told the Post. A former Ying Dong employee said the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052965915/National/underage-overworked.html

Cambodia: A rising star with a falling reputation?

Cambodia’s reputation as a standard-bearer for apparel workers’ rights is wearing thin – and yet the country is a rising star when it comes to attracting foreign investment and increasing exports. There are many reasons to deter brands and retailers from sourcing clothing in Cambodia. The Kingdom ...

http://www.just-style.com/analysis/a-rising-star-with-a-falling-reputation_id117944.aspx

H&M Says Garments Made in Cambodian Factory Without Approval

Hennes & Mauritz AB, Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer, said some H&M garments were produced without its knowledge or approval at a factory in Cambodia where workers were injured in a partial building collapse this week. A supplier of the Stockholm-based company placed two minor orders with ...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-22/h-m-says-garments-made-in-cambodian-factory-without-approval.html

Standards Building Up Safety Fears

When a 100-metre-long section of a Phnom Penh garment factory crumpled in on itself like a cheap pup tent, Sen Sok district officials promised an investigation. The results of that investigation, which was to have taken place more than a year ago, in March 2012, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265780/National/standards-building-up-safety-fears.html

Factory Dining Hall Collapses in Phnom Penh; 23 injured

The dining hall of a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district that supplies clothes to U.S. brand Gap collapsed into a pond Monday, injuring more than 20 workers who were eating lunch, workers and officials said. The hall, which is part of Top World Garment ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/factory-dining-hall-collapses-in-phnom%E2%80%88penh-23-injured-25558/

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