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Garment industry stokes Cambodia’s political growth

Under dazzling white strip-lights, a production line of young Cambodians stitch, iron and fold their way to the day’s target of 820 two-piece children’s pajamas. These garments are destined for the shelves of Los Angeles, shop price $9.97. The workers, mostly women, start at 7:30 ...

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/Garment-industry-stokes-Cambodias-political-growth-171990021.html

Adidas Denies Allegations of Low Wages for Factory Workers

German sports brand Adidas yesterday denied allegations that its Cambodian factory, which produces Olympic merchandise, was not paying workers a sustainable living wage. The London Organizing Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games (Locog) said on Sunday it would investigate claims that Adidas has violated its agreement ...

Ministry, factories strike deal

About 600,000 workers in the lucrative garment and footwear industries, roughly 95 per cent of the sector’s work force, will soon take home an extra US$10 a month, the Ministry of Labour said yesterday. Barely an hour after a protest involving garment workers at the capital’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257382/National-news/ministry-factories-strike-deal.html

Mobile phones could replace credit cards

Mobile money transfer service WING is preparing to launch a mobile wallet service later this year, and ACLEDA Unity is preparing to expand its own mobile services, enabling people to quickly pay for things just by touching their phone to a point-of-sale terminal. Near-field communications (NFC) ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257365/Business/mobile-phones-could-replace-credit-cards.html

Electricity Prices to Rise For Thousands of Homes

The state-owned energy supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) will increase the price of electricity in September for tens of thousands of homes in Phnom Penh and three other provinces due to a hike in the cost of energy being supplied by Vietnam, officials said yesterday. Ty ...

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 ...

Workers' protest in Phnom Penh pays off

Garment workers who claim their employer was docking their pay for wearing shoes on the job will return to work today after their two-day strike ended with some demands being met. More than 300 workers from Horus Industrial Corp sports­wear factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856672/National-news/strike-action-pays-off.html

After Threats to Cut Pay, Garment Workers Strike

Nearly 2,000 workers at the Gawon Apparel Co. garment factory in Kandal province’s Takhmao City protested in front of the factory yesterday after they were informed that they would lose pay for any days missed during the commune election, which takes place Sunday, union representatives ...

Case pleaded to prime minister

More than 100 workers from Cambo Handsome One garment factory gathered outside the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday and Saturday, after urging him on Thursday to intervene in a dispute with the factory’s Korean owners. The move followed an appeal to the Ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120553142/National-news/case-pleaded-to-pm.html

Factory and union stitch up agreement

More than 300 striking workers at Jie Wei garment factory in the capital’s Dangkor district will return to work today after successful negotiations yesterday settled a labour dispute that led to a three-day strike last week. Factory management agreed to nine of the 11 demands ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090651467/National-news/factory-and-union-stitch-up-agreement.html

One week deadline for beer strike resolution

Following “tough discussions” with Phnom Penh’s deputy governor  yesterday, Angkor Beer promoters agreed to suspend their protest for one week starting today.  Ou Tep Phally, vice-president of the Cambodian Foods and Service Workers’ Federation, said five beer promoters and one union representative negotiated with officials. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080550878/National-news/one-week-deadline-for-beer-strike-resolution.html

Police warn beer protestors

Police have told beer promoters protesting outside Cambrew Ltd. offices in Phnom Penh to quiet down as their strike goes into the third day. The strikers who promote Angkor Beer are asking that the brewery honor a decision by the Arbitration Council to award them ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850689/National-news/police-warn-beer-protesters.html

Angkor Beer Promoters Protest for More Overtime Pay

Angkor Beer promoters held a protest outside of Cambrew Ltd in Phnom Penh in order to receive more overtime pay on the weekends, following an Arbitration Council order that the company pay each employee $2 more and Angkor Beer’s failure to do so. The 30 ...

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