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Garment factory worker strikes increased threefold in 2012

Strikes staged by garment and footwear factory workers more than tripled in 2012 compared to 2011, with more than 100,000 workers participating in at least one strike, an official of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said yesterday. “Historically, prior to any elections, we will see a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia to create its first Marine Protected Area

Cambodia will begin the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA) this year, covering some 300 square kilometres of coral-rich seas around islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem in the Gulf of Thailand. This follows a successful two-year scientific survey of the area ...

http://www.peopleandplanet.net/?lid=30370§ion=35&topic=23

Rice alliance formed

A new partnership looking to export Cambodian rice to world markets formed yesterday afternoon at Sunway Hotel The Alliance of Rice Producers and Exporters of Cambodia (ARPEC) elected their first executive committee, which includes office holders Phou Puy, Hann Khieng, Oknha Kong Sang, Sok Cheng, Seng ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052856413/Business/rice-alliance-formed.html

Big brands talk labour rights

The biggest names in the apparel industry, including Nike, Puma and Gap, would meet today with officials from the Ministry of Labour to discuss issues plaguing the Cambodian garment manufacturing industry, such as mass fainting and contractual disputes, labour activists said yesterday.  Dave Welsh, country ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090651477/National-news/big-brands-talk-labour-rights.html

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