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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

British Minister kicks off SE Asia tour in Cambodia

Britain’s Minister of Trade and Investment Lord Green is starting his two week visit to Southeast Asia, to promote opportunities for British businesses, in Cambodia Monday, June 10, 2013. The promotion of British businesses is part of a larger effort to enhance the support available to ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=NjM3MDY2YzIyODJ

Cambodia’s garment industry expanding

Both exports and imports of garment materials rose more than 17 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period last year, reflecting a growth in Cambodia’s biggest industry. Exports of garment and textile materials went up by 17.5 per cent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466032/Business/cambodia-s-garment-industry-expanding.html

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

Bangladesh woes spare Kingdom

A recent string of disasters rocking Bangladesh’s garment industry has highlighted its factories’ shocking safety record, and stoked optimism that giant fashion brands will flock to move their orders to countries like Cambodia. But Cambodia’s garment industry has not experienced any major deluge of business so ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051665643/Business/bangladesh-woes-spare-kingdom.html

Cambodia’s Small Businesses Serve as Backbone of Sustainable Economy

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced in late March that the nation was on target to move from the status of a low-income to a lower-middle-income nation by the end of 2013, ranking it the 15th country that obtained high economic growth in the world in the ...

http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2013/05/15/cambodias-small-businesses-serve-as-backbone-of-sustainable-economy/

Cambodian Garment Exports likely to Grow in 2013: GMAC

Cambodian garment exports are expected to grow in 2013 with the increasing foreign investments along with focus on new market including Japan and China, according to the Garment Manufactures Association of Cambodia (GMAC). In 2012, apparel exports of Cambodia grew nine percent to US$ 4.61 ...

http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com

Thousands Protest, Claiming Unpaid Salaries

Thousands of employees of two Singaporean-owned Yung Wah Industrial (Cambodia) Co.Ltd. factories, which produce shirts for Gap Inc. among other international brands, went on strike yesterday in Kandal province, claiming that they were not paid their salaries for last month. “Normally, salaries are paid between the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Labor Dispute Cases Rise in Garment, Footwear Industry

The Arbitration Council heard about 230 collective labor disputes in the garment and footwear industry involving approximately 98,000 workers in 2012, a 38 percent increase from 2011, which saw 161 cases handled, according to the council. Y Samphy, training and communications manager for the council’s Arbitration ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Scrap short-term contracts: CCU

Fixed-duration contracts (FDCs) are in the sights of Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun, who yesterday urged Prime Minister Hun Sen to outlaw their use in the garment and footwear industries. Chhun said the cancellation of such contracts would provide better conditions and job security ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/National/scrap-short-term-contracts-ccu.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

Vietnam investment in Cambodia hits US$2.5 bil

Vietnamese enterprises so far have invested in 124 projects in Cambodia with total registered capital of some US$2.5 billion, four times higher than the figure in 2009. As such, Vietnam is now among the top five investors in Cambodia, said the Association of Vietnamese Investors in ...

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/55818/vietnam-investment-in-cambodia-hits-us-2-5-bil.html

Kandal Workers Protest Fired Union Organizers

More than 400 workers of the Next Apparel (Cambodia) factory in Kandal province protested for a third time Saturday and destroyed property while demanding the reinstatement of two workers fired for attempting to establish a union, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Trade with Thailand increases

Trade between Cambodia and Thailand increased by about 40 per cent to US$3 billion in the first nine months of this year in comparison with the same period last year, according to figures provided by the Royal Embassy of Thailand in Cambodia. According to Nat Vimonchandra, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559559/Business/trade-with-thailand-increases.html

Slowdown in garment exports from Cambodia

The slump in global markets has depressed demand for Cambodian products, leading to reduced growth forecasts by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 2012 and 2013. “Falling global demand, especially in Europe and the US, means that the industry sector will grow at a slower pace ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=116497

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