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US brands object to draft wage, dispute settlement laws

A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the U.S., including Gap and Levi Strauss, are urging Prime Minister Hun Sen to reconsider controversial provisions in a pair of draft laws on wages and labor disputes. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us-brands-object-draft-wage-dispute-settlement-laws-131484/

US retailers express support for Cambodian living wage

As a new round of Cambodian wage negotiations approaches this month, major U.S. and European retailers who source from the country say they will be watching the talks carefully and want to see fair pay for workers. Representatives of the brands like Gap, Levi Strauss, and ...

Kimseng Men
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-retailers-express-support-for-cambodian-living-wage/2470747.html

Despite Denials, Levi’s Still Producing at SL Garment Factory

U.S. denim giant Levi Strauss continued to deny this week that its products are linked to the strife-torn SL Garment Factory in Phnom Penh, despite new photographs showing Levi’s trademark jeans stacked on benches at the plant in Meanchey district. The Singaporean-owned factory, which also produces ...

Dene-Hern Chen and Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/despite-denials-levis-still-producing-at-sl-garment-factory-47389/

Levi Strauss Pulls Out From Embattled SL Garment Factory

A Singaporean-owned garment factory whose workers have been on strike since early August is no longer producing clothes for American denim giant Levi Strauss, a brand representative and a factory worker said Monday. The workers of SL Garment Factory in Meanchey district—which still makes clothes for ...

Aun Pheap and Dene-Hern Chen
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/levi-strauss-pulls-out-from-embattled-sl-garment-factory-44015/

Strike at SL eats into profits

Because of ongoing strikes and an inability to fill orders, SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) says it is shedding cash flow as buyers shift away from one of Asia’s largest producers, factory management confirmed yesterday. International brands H&M and Gap reduced their orders, while Levi’s ceased buying ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/strike-sl-eats-profits

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

Workers Claim Police Beat Them During Factory Protest

About 10 workers were beaten by police and military police during a protest over severance payments yesterday in Kandal province, workers and union representatives said. Protests at Tai Yang Enterprises—which supplies clothing to U.S. brands Levi Strauss and Old Navy—in Ang Snuol district have been ongoing ...

Long-Running Protest Still Without Resolution

About 2,000 workers at a factory supplying clothes to U.S. brands Levi Strauss, Gap and Old Navy were stopped by security forces yesterday as they attempted to march from Kandal province to the Ministry of Labor to protest for severance payments and additional benefits. Protests at ...

3,000 Factory Workers Block Road; Protests Set to Continue

About 3,000 workers at a factory supplying clothes to U.S. brands Levi Strauss and Old Navy blocked traffic for nearly five hours yesterday on National Road 4 in Kandal province, as part of a protest for more benefits and severance pay, protesters and police said. Protests ...

Workers Strike at Factory Supplying US Brands

Roughly 4,000 garment workers at a factory supplying clothes for U.S. brands Gap, Levi Strauss and Old Navy went on strike yesterday and threatened to march in Phnom Penh on Thursday to demonstrate against poor pay. The demonstration took place at Tai Yang Enterprises in Kandal ...

Phnom Penh Garment Factory Protest Resolved

More than 4,000 workers from two Phnom Penh garment factories belonging to a company that supplies international brands Gap, H&M and Levi Strauss returned to work yesterday after reaching an agreement with owners, union and factory representatives said yesterday. Eah Chip Eang, personnel manager for SL ...

Factory Says Buyers Will Go to Burma if Protests Continue

A representative of a factory that produces clothing for international clothing brands H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss warned yesterday that its buyers will place orders elsewhere if the strike for higher wages and benefits in its two factories continues. An official at the American Center for ...

Aun Pheap and Dene-Hern Chen, P. 24
http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Ministry Meets Striking Union Representatives

Ministry of Social Affairs officials yesterday conducted a meeting between the owners of a factory, which produces clothing for H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss, and its workers, but threatened to file a complaint against the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU), union representatives ...

Workers at Factories Supplying Major Brands Continue Protests

About 3,000 garment workers from two factories that supply clothes to international brands Levi Strauss, H&M and Gap continued protesting for higher wages yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, before marching to the Ministry of Social Affairs. Upon arriving at the ministry, workers employed by the ...

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