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Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the garment industry of up to $89 million per year, said Care Cambodia’s acting country director Jan Noorlander. Speaking at a Business of Women at Work forum yesterday, Mr Noorlander said the organisation was very ...

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https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652048/sexual-harassment-at-work-costs-garment-industry-89-million-a-year/

'Verbal Abuse' surfaces at Ocean

An investigation by garment factory monitor Better Factories Cambodia into the alleged sexual harassment of four female employees at Ocean Garment uncovered extensive verbal abuse, according to BFC technical adviser Jill Tucker. A BFC team visited the Dangkor district site on August 24 after a group ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090358447/National-news/verbal-abuse-surfaces-at-ocean.html

CAMBODIA: Gap calls for probe into supplier strike

US retailer Gap Inc says it has “demanded an immediate investigation” in response to allegations of harassment at one of its suppliers in Cambodia. A strike at the Ocean Garment Factory in Phnom Penh has now entered its third week, despite a court ordering the 2,500 ...

http://www.just-style.com/news/gap-calls-for-probe-into-supplier-strike_id115380.aspx

Ocean Garment Workers Occupy Factory

About 2,000 workers at Ocean Garment factory continued their ongoing strike yesterday by staging a sit-in on the premises of the factory in support of five union leaders facing prosecution for their role in recent protests. Workers began the sit-in yesterday after rumors spread that ...

CAMBODIA: Strike continues at Gap supplier factory

A strike at the Ocean Garment factory in Phnom Penh, which supplies US retailer Gap, has entered its third week, despite a court ordering the 2,500 protestors to return to work. The unrest began on 11 August after six female employees accused their Bangladeshi manager of ...

http://www.just-style.com/news/strike-continues-at-gap-supplier-factory_id115380.aspx

Supplier of Gap in Spotlight

Workers striking at Ocean Garment factory say they still fear for their safety after being ordered back to work on Friday, where a manager accused of sexual harassment continues to work. More than 2,500 workers at the Phnom Penh factory – which supplies retail giant Gap ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758304/National-news/gap-supplier-in-spotlight-for-sexual-harrassment-allegations.html

Provocative Posters Spark Renewed Protests

More than 2,000 garment factory workers protested Saturday and plan to strike today in support of union organizers who face prosecution in court for alleged “incitement” over demonstrations at the plant, a union representative said yesterday. The workers at Ocean Garment factory began demonstrating on Aug. ...

Carlsberg for Better Beer Promoter Working Conditions in Cambodia

Women sales promoters working in bars in Cambodia are occasionally exposed to harassment by customers varying from being coerced into drinking and in some cases, being subjected to sexual abuse. Cambodia Carlsberg Group and The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) have joined forces in a ...

http://www.scandasia.com/viewNews.php?coun_code=dk&news_id=11060

Accused Manager Put on Leave; Workers Lodge Complaints

The manager accused of abusing female workers at the Ocean Garment factory in Phnom Penh, and who provoked days of public demonstrations by thousands of workers to have him fired, has been put on leave, while his alleged victims have lodged complaints against him with ...

Clash, charges roil Ocean

More than 2,500 Ocean Garment factory workers jostled with about 100 military police in the capital’s Dangkor district yesterday in their second protest march over the alleged sexual harassment of four female employees. In an inter-governmental ministerial committee meeting on Tuesday, Ocean – which supplies ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358244/National-news/sex-charges-roil-ocean-factory.html

Garment Workers Rally for Third Day to Sack Factory Manager

More than 2,00 female workers from a factory in Phnom Penh that makes clothes for the U.S. brand Gap protested yesterday for a third straight day demanding that the firm sack a manager at the factory for allegedly abusing workers. Lining Russian Boulevard near the Ocean ...

'Harassed' workers stick to their guns

Ocean Garment yesterday refused to meet the sole demand of thousands of striking workers to have their manager, accused of sexual harassment, sacked. An inter-governmental ministerial committee met with union and employer representatives, but Bangladeshi-owned Ocean Garment – which supplies retail titan Gap – refused to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082258207/National-news/sexually-harassed-workers-stick-to-their-guns.html

Garment Workers Go to Court Against Manager

Worker from the Ocean Garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district said they will file a complaint with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today accusing a manager  at the factory of sexual harassment, violence and verbally abusing female workers, union officials and garment workers ...

Garment workers demonstrate to oust their foreign manager

About 2,500 workers from the Ocean Garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey  district attempted to march yesterday to the Ministry of Labor with demands to remove a foreign factory manager, who they allege has used violence and made derogatory comments to female workers. As they ...

Strikers claim sexual harassment

Thousands of angry garment factory workers, en route yesterday to the Ministry of Social Affairs in a protest over alleged sexual harassment, were stopped in their tracks by about 100 armed police and ordered back to the workplace. More than 2,500 workers from Phnom Penh’s Ocean ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082158188/National-news/factory-workers-allege-sexual-harassment.html

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