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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

Swedish outcry has royal voice in midst

Growing calls in Sweden for multinational clothing giant H&M to increase wages for Cambodian garment workers have taken a royal twist. Cambodia’s Prince Charin Norodom, 38, who has lived in Sweden for more than 30 years, told the Post yesterday that he had been working behind ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012103159482/National-news/swedish-outcry-has-royal-voice-in-midst.html

Union President calls for inspectors

The president of the Free Trade Union yesterday sent a letter to the Ministry of Labour’s inspection department to monitor working conditions at M&V factories in Kampong Chhnang province, alleging excessive overtime is causing workers to faint. “They have to work both in day and night ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091258654/National-news/union-president-calls-for-inspectors.html

Another mass fainting, but H&M 'not to blame'

The second mass fainting in a month at Kampong Chhnang’s M&V garment factory, a supplier for global retailer H&M, saw 23 women taken to hospital yesterday, bringing the total number of affected workers in August to 67. Noun Sam Ol, president of the Free Trade Union ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358238/National-news/another-mass-fainting-more-fingers-pointed.html

Garment Worker Demonstrations Pay Dividends

At the M&V International Manufacturing Factory in Kompong Chhnang province last week, 5,000 workers filed through the gates, sat behind their neat rows of sewing machines and refused to work. A year earlier, hundreds of female workers had fainted at the factory after complaining of ...

Garment workers' strikes pay off

The determination of 3,000 garment factory workers in Kampong Chhnang province’s M&V factory has finally paid off. Workers will return to the factory floor today after management finally agreed to their four-point list of demands yesterday, after initially refusing to budge. Noun Sam Ol, deputy president of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062256948/National-news/garment-workers-see-strike-action-success.html

Report Shows Rise in Garment Labor Disputes

Increasing discrimination by factories against unions and continued poor wages in Cambodia’s garment sector have resulted in a rise in the number of worker protests, according to a report released yesterday by the International Labor Organization (ILO). According to its periodic synthesis report on working ...

Chea Mony sued over strike

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court has summonsed Free Trade Union president Chea Mony and two of his officers to answer incitement charges at the court tomorrow relating to his alleged involvement in a mass strike at a garment factory last year, officials said yesterday. M&V garment factory ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030554857/National-news/chea-mony-sued-over-strike.html

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