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Brands including H&M and Gap urge Cambodia garment industry reform, seek meeting with Hun Sen

A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the US and Europe – including Gap, H&M and ASOS – expressed “growing concern” on Tuesday over several controversial labour laws and ongoing court cases against unionists described as restrictive and unjust. ...

Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/brands-including-hm-and-gap-urge-cambodia-garment-industry-reform-seek-meeting-hun-sen

Hun Sen says no need for labour courts, proposes solution to mass faintings

Prime Minister Hun Sen today said there is in fact no need to set up labour courts to solve workplace disputes – despite the Labour Law stipulating their creation – and expressed hope that existing mechanisms, including the government, unions and employers could act in ...

Ben Sokhean and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-says-no-need-labour-courts-proposes-solution-mass-faintings

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's garment workers confront multinationals

Since mid-January a group of illegally laid off Cambodian garment workers – mostly women – have been picketing the factory they worked in. Their objective was to stop the company, which closed down, owing the workers, collectively, about US$200,000 of unpaid wages, from removing the ...

http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53454

'Brand aid' failing workers

A strike this morning at a garment factory located near the bend of a dirt road in Bonal Sa-ith village in Sen Sok district underscores the need for enhanced enforcement of labour legislation, the president of the Free Trade Union said yesterday. Chea Mony also said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Ban on Filipino migrant workers suspended

The Philippine government on October 28 issued a ban on its country’s citizens working in Cambodia only to suspend the ban a week later after Filipinos employed here complained, Philippine Ambassador Noe Wong said yesterday. Cambodia was listed by the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as ...

Strikers used as ‘slave labour’

About 500 of the 600 garment makers at Meroson Cambodia Co Ltd went on strike yesterday, accusing the Taiwanese-owned firm which exports T-shirts to North America of using them as “slave labour” Chey Sovan, vice-president of the Cambodian National Confederation for Labourers’ Protection, said that the main reason ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101352113/National-news/strikers-used-as-slave-labour.html

Firing pregnant staff triggers strike

More than 500 workers at a garment factory in suburban Phnom Penh went on strike yesterday over what they described as their employer’s history of disregarding labour laws, including firing pregnant employees.  Taiwanese-owned Nan Kuang Garment (Cambodia) allegedly forces staff to work overtime, employs under-age ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080550875/National-news/firing-pregnant-staff-triggers-strike.html

Puma’s new dizzy spell

Puma, the sportswear company, has said that it is taking the outbreak of fainting spells at its suppliers “very seriously.” The company is taking measures after a report by the Fair Labour Association found that breaches in labour laws had contributed to some 300 workers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072650626/National-news/pumas-new-dizzy-spell.html

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