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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

5,000 Protest for Benefits in Kompong Speu

About 5,000 garment workers from a factory in Kompong Speu province, which manufactures clothing for U.S sports giant Nike, yesterday blocked National Road 4 demanding additional allowances, such as transport and maternity bonuses, a union representative said. The protest at Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment MFG Corp., in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Workplace injury rate rises

A spike in factory faintings contributed to a 65 per cent increase in the number of workplace injuries reported in 2011, a Ministry of Labour official said yesterday. Leng Tong, director of the occupational health and safety department, said the ministry plans to introduce specialist safety ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457581/National-news/workplace-injury-rate-rises.html

Seventy Workers Faint at Factory Supplying H&M

More than 70 workers at a factory in Kompong Speu province that produces garments for the Swedish clothing brand H&M were hospitalized Monday after they fainted at their workplace. Chea Mony, president of the Free Trade Union, said the workers at the Anful garment factory in ...

Factory fainting: Garment workers fall ill in Kampong Speu

About 60 workers at the Anful Garment factory in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district reported feeling dizzy yesterday, while three fainted, officials said. The union president also said she did not think the incident was caused by the factory environment, but rather, by the health ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956453/National-news/factory-fainting-garment-workers-fall-ill-in-kampong-speu.html

Nike seeks investigation of mass fainting incidents

Global sportswear giant Nike has asked the International Labour Organisation’s industry monitoring body to investigate the two mass fainting incidents at its supplier Sabrina (Cambodia) Manufacturing last week and report its finding to it, Nike said yesterday. “Nike has requested ILO Better [Factories] Cambodia, the industry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041255580/National-news/nike-seeks-investigation-of-mass-fainting-incidents.html

Nike Representatives Visit Factory, Talk Faintings

Representatives from US sports brand Nike yesterday visited the company’s supplier factory in Kompong Speu province to investigate the cause of last week’s mass faintings, officials from the Ministry of Labor said. Pok Vanthath, deputy director of vocational safety for the Labor Ministry’s health department, said ...

Nike Visits Over Recent Faintings at Factory

Representatives from US sports brand Nike will arrive today to investigate last week’s mass faintings at their supplier factory in Kompong Speu province, officials from the Labor Ministry and an International Labor Organization (ILO) representative said yesterday. Pok Vanthath, deputy director of vocational safety for the ...

Firm cautious after faintings

Workers deemed at risk of fainting were sent home yesterday morning after arriving at the gates of Sabrina (Cambodia) Manufacturing in Kampong Speu province, following two mass fainting incidents at the facility last week, union officials said. Ouk Lina, an administrative officer at the Free Trade ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041055526/National-news/phnom-penh-cambodia-news.html

Official says faintings a ‘scar’ on image of nation’s factories

A 10 per cent rise in the number of garment and footwear factories this year showed the government’s commitment to solving labour disputes, and that its mechanisms to do this were working, a senior official at the labour ministry said yesterday, while admitting that a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111652785/National-news/official-says-faintings-a-scar-on-image-of-nations-factories.html

24 More Faint at Dangkao District Garment Factory

Continuing the spate of mass fainting at Phnom Penh garment factories, 24 workers fainted at the Heart Enterprise factory on Friday, prompting the factory to shut down for the second time in a week, officials said. The Dangkao district garment factory had reopened on Friday ...

Garment factory back in business after last week’s mass fainting

Three workers at M&V International Manufacturing Ltd’s garment factory in Kampong Chhnang factory fainted yesterday and about 20 others were permitted to stop working for two more days due to poor health, a representative of their union said. Nearly 300 workers fainted at the factory last ...

Tep Nimol, Don Weinland, P. 5
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-factory-back-business-after-last-week%E2%80%99s-mass-fainting

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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