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Garment industry exports up, jobs down

Exports grew at a solid pace in 2016, rising by 7.2 percent to $7.3 billion, but the number of registered exporting factories fell by 10.4 per cent, while the number of workers declined by 2.9 per cent, compared to 2015.   ...

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http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39024/garment-industry-exports-up--jobs-down/

Fear keeps workers at home

When the garment factory that employs her opened its doors yesterday for the first time since Sunday’s election, Chan Neoun was about 130 kilometres away, at home in Svay Rieng province. Intense rioting and a military crackdown were just some of the rumours flying around ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fear-keeps-workers-home

Union wins benefits for garment workers

Most demands made by workers at a Takeo province garment factory were met following a large protest and five hours of negotiation. Asia Dragon (Garment) Co Ltd mediated with the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), making concessions on most of the workers’ 16 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-wins-benefits-garment-workers

Bandith appeals while on the lam

Former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith has appealed — from hiding — his conviction for shooting three women at a protest earlier last year, his lawyer said. His attorney, Sun Bunnarith, said that he had filed the appeal about two weeks ago, and that Bandith’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bandith-appeals-while-lam

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

Textile Industry Gets Lessons From Korean Designers

Cambodian manufacturers on Wednesday received training from Korean designers on how to make apparel in line with current fashion trends in the hopes of assisting them in penetrating the lucrative but difficult Korean market. The event was organized by the ASEAN-Korea Center—an intergovernmental organization that aims ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/textile-industry-gets-lessons-from-korean-designers-35468/

Asian garment industry to undergo further segmentation

The Asian garment manufacturing industry will undergo further segmentation in the next three to four years as competition becomes more intense, experts said. China, Thailand and Vietnam will mainly produce high-end clothing, while Bangladesh, Laos, Burma and Cambodia will mainly produce low-end clothing. Lu Qijian, ...

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-07/15/content_16778408.htm

No bail for Sabrina unionists

According to defence lawyer Kao Ty, the court decided to uphold the decision of the provincial court in a closed-door hearing last Friday. “They said if those eight members and workers were released on bail, they would cause a problem again,” he said, adding that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-bail-sabrina-unionists

Cambodia records 1.32 bln USD trade deficit in H1

Cambodia saw a trade deficit of 1.32 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of this year, according to a Commerce Ministry’s report on Thursday. The country’s total imports and exports were valued at 7.62 billion U.S. dollars during the period, up 20 percent from ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-07/11/c_132533088.htm

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/

Factory’s owner in crosshairs

Some 400 garment workers yesterday gathered outside the Ministry of Social Affairs to plead for government intervention against a factory owner who fled without paying them overdue wages three months ago. Khem Chamnan, a Free Trade Union representative from the Pine Great (Cambodia) factory in Phnom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070266604/National/factory-s-owner-in-crosshairs.html

Cambodia's garment exports up 22 pct in 5 months

Cambodia’s garment industry, the country’s biggest income earner, recorded 2.06 billion U.S. dollars in export value in the first five months of this year, up 22 percent on the same period last year, a Commerce Ministry’s report showed Tuesday. Garment export accounts for more than 80 ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-06/27/c_132492345.htm

Former Cambodia governor jailed in absentia for shooting three factory workers

A Cambodian court sentenced a former governor in absentia to 18 months in prison for shooting three female workers at a factory supplying sportswear giant Puma, a judge said yesterday. The women, employees of Puma supplier Kaoway Sports, were wounded when someone opened fire on protesters ...

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1268733/ex-cambodian-official-convicted-absentia

Thousands block National Road Two

Thousands of workers from the Macau-owned M & V International Manufacturing Ltd on Wednesday blocked National Road Two to demand better working conditions. The protestors have 11 lists of demands including bonuses of 4,000 riel ($1) for food, $3 for holiday pay, and $12 for ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZDEzMTc5YjNiNTc

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