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Cambodia: A rising star with a falling reputation?

Cambodia’s reputation as a standard-bearer for apparel workers’ rights is wearing thin – and yet the country is a rising star when it comes to attracting foreign investment and increasing exports. There are many reasons to deter brands and retailers from sourcing clothing in Cambodia. The Kingdom ...

http://www.just-style.com/analysis/a-rising-star-with-a-falling-reputation_id117944.aspx

5,000 Protest for Benefits in Kompong Speu

About 5,000 garment workers from a factory in Kompong Speu province, which manufactures clothing for U.S sports giant Nike, yesterday blocked National Road 4 demanding additional allowances, such as transport and maternity bonuses, a union representative said. The protest at Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment MFG Corp., in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodian factory deaths shine spotlight on conditions

The deaths of at least two Cambodian workers and injuries sustained by 10 colleagues at a shoe factory southwest of Phnom Penh once more shine a light on conditions in the global garment manufacturing industry. Thursday’s accident at the Wing Star Shoe factory in the Cambodian ...

http://www.dw.de/cambodian-factory-deaths-shine-spotlight-on-conditions/a-16819017

H&M reveals suppliers

About a quarter of the garment factories in Cambodia that supply Swedish clothing giant H&M have been the scene of mass faintings or large-scale strikes since 2010, based on a suppliers list the clothing giant released late last week. Along with its 2012 sustainability report, the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032564667/National/h-m-reveals-suppliers.html

Overwork, Exhaustion to blame for mass fainting

About 50 workers at the M&V manufacturing factory in Kampong Chhnang province fainted yesterday morning due to overwork and exhaustion in the factory’s third fainting incident this year, officials said yesterday. Noun Sam Ol, Free Trade Union representative at M&V, said that the collapse of a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081658025/National-news/overworked-factory-workers-in-mass-fainting-incident.html

ILO Launches Campaign to Combat Mass Faintings

The International Labor Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia program yesterday launched its One Change Campaign to encourage factories to implement changes that would reduce incidents of mass faintings. Maeve Galvin, a consultant for Better Factories Cambodia, said the campaign is supported by major international clothing brands as ...

Puma Factory Reaps Rewards Of Paying for Workers’ Meals

A factory supplying shoes for German sports brand Puma has experienced no mass faintings and seen overall productivity improve since it started providing meals to its workers last year, a Puma representative and a factory official said yesterday. Workers at Huey Chuen (Cambodia) Corp. Ltd. in ...

Hundreds fall ill at Cambodian garment factory

PHNOM PENH — Hundreds of workers were hospitalised after falling ill on Monday at a Cambodian garment factory — the latest in a string of such incidents in the industry, police and union officials said. Nearly one thousand employees at the Anful Garments Factory (Cambodia) Ltd ...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iNMNUBJhvJqbWWv53WdV9BZ4MbmA?docId=CNG.3f2f96e7a36cc21e998b5fcff0cd4ff0.d91

Skirmish as factory strike continues

MORE than 4,000 workers at M&V Manufacturing International’s garment factory in Kampong Chhnang province continued to strike for a fourth day yesterday, as a union president urged Prime Minister Hun Sen to force the company to reinstate 20 fired workers. Free Trade Union president Chea Mony ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101152046/National-news/skirmish-as-factory-strike-continues.html

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