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Kampong Speu shoe factory construction suspended: Governor

The construction of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district has been suspended after local authorities ruled it has not been following technical standards. Officials in the Kingdom are scrambling to inspect completed and under-construction buildings to avoid collapses similar to what ...

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https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50677531/kampong-speu-shoe-factory-construction-suspended-governor

Managers Taught How to Spot Underage Labor

Staff at eight factories producing footwear for Japanese sportswear brand ASICS were trained Tuesday in how to make sure they are not employing child laborers, a company representative said. ASICS corporate staff have been in Cambodia this week in a bid to overcome the negative publicity ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/managers-taught-how-to-spot-underage-labor-34211/

Cambodia and S Korea aid workers

Cambodia and South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday, agreeing to work together to ensure worker protection. Last month,  a Kampong Speu shoe factory collapse killed two workers. The incident inspired the Ministry of Labour to implement a Health and Safety Network for workers here ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061266215/National/cambodia-and-s-korea-aid-workers.html

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

Ceiling Collapse at Shoe Factory in Cambodia Kills 2

A ceiling at a small factory making shoes on the outskirts of the capital of Cambodia collapsed on Thursday morning, killing at least two workers and underlining global worries about factory safety in poor countries. Ken Loo, the secretary general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/world/asia/roof-collapse-at-shoe-factory-in-cambodia-kills-2.html?ref=todayspaper

Union Members Beaten During Factory Protest

Three union members were beaten by a gang of men during a protest outside a factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on Friday, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) said. CCAWDU members Nei Buthoeurn, Chim Khheang and Chan Poeu, were beaten by a ...

New Bavet witnesses called

Two new witnesses have been summonsed in the case against former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith, as the victims’ lawyer tries to prove he intentionally shot three female protesters outside a shoe factory in February. Nouth Bopinnaroath, Svay Rieng provincial co-ordinator for the rights group Licadho, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061256740/National-news/new-bavet-witnesses-called.html

Mass Faintings Continue at Two Factories

Workers at two different factories in Phnom Penh suffered mass fainting spells yesterday according to the Ministry of Labor and the factory officials. A Puma owned shoe factory 49 workers fainted and at the Hung Way garment factory another 64 workers fainted. The Puma factory ...

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