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Labour negotiations begin at SL Garment factoy

A meeting between factory management and representatives of more than 5,000 striking workers at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories yielded no progress. Ken Loo, secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia, has called the strike illegal because workers failed to notify the company ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-negotiations-begin-sl-garment-factoy

Court draws more into Sabrina case

Eight people allegedly involved in a worker demonstration that devolved into a violent clash with authorities at a Kampong Speu-based Nike supplier have been summonsed to court. Another eight arrested at the scene already await trial. The clash resulted in significant property damage and left ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-draws-more-sabrina-case

Garment Sector Stable Despite Workers Leaving Jobs

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) yesterday said a recent exodus of workers from factories in Phnom Penh to the provinces over concerns related to a recent military build up in the capital would not threaten stability in the sector. Ken Loo, secretary-general of GMAC, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Strike grows as another factory walks

About 1,000 workers at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories have joined more than 4,000 who began a strike last week, as union workers demanded the company meet nine conditions, including severing ties with a shareholder. Employees at the SL2 factory of SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/strike-grows-another-factory-walks

Fearing Unrest, Garment Workers Abandon Jobs

Phnom Penh’s garment factories are operating at a greatly reduced capacity as workers return home to the provinces in droves in response to the government’s decision to increase security after the opposition warned they plan to hold mass demonstrations against the election results. Ken Loo, secretary-general ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/fearing-unrest-garment-workers-abandon-jobs-39842/

Two Months After Sentencing, Chhouk Bundith Still at Large

Former Bavet City governor Chhouk Bundith, who was convicted in June of shooting into a crowd of protesters and injuring three garment workers, is still at large avoiding an 18-month prison sentence, the national police spokesman said yesterday. “We have ordered all of our authorities to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-months-after-sentencing%E2%80%88chhouk-bundith-still-at-large-39618/

Workers claim intimidation

About 4,000 employees at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories have stopped work, as union workers demand the company sever ties with a shareholder who ordered a military police presence there. Workers at SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd began demonstrating on Monday, about two weeks after ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-claim-intimidation

Factory production sluggish

In the wake of last month’s election, production levels at Cambodian garment factories are still below the norm as lingering fears of political unrest keep workers at home and away from the capital. Shrugged off at the outset as a natural byproduct of the election that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/factory-production-sluggish

Fearful workers urged to stay

Key players in all quarters of the garment industry have expressed concerns that workers, fearing a violent election-related conflict, may leave work and return to their home provinces after their next pay cheque. In a statement, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) joined ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fearful-workers-urged-stay

Angry factory workers block National Road 6

About 4,000 angry workers crowded National Road 6 for about 10 minutes yesterday morning The striking employees of the Chinese-owned Juhui Footwear Co, Ltd, who walked out on Friday, took to the street and blocked traffic after officials from the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angry-factory-workers-block-national-road-6

Cambodia's garment industry at crossroads

Nun Vanak is an excellent example of how Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry has helped to change lives of hundreds of thousands of people in this country. The 23-year-old is part of Cambodia’s half-a-million-strong workforce – mostly young women – that keeps these garment factories running. Her income ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23585003

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

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

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

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