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Garment factory floor collapse injures 4 in Cambodia

Four Cambodian garment workers were slightly injured on Tuesday after part of the floor in a garment factory collapsed into a pond built underneath, a local police chief confirmed. The incident occurred at 10:00 a.m. (local time) at Nishiku Enterprise in Bati district of southern Takeo ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/21/c_133731886.htm

Victim’s kin ‘no right to cash’

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has defended its decision not to pay a survivors’ pension to the family of a teenager killed in a ceiling collapse at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kampong Speu province last May. On the anniversary of the collapse on ...

Sen David and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/victim%E2%80%99s-kin-%E2%80%98no-right-cash%E2%80%99

Wing Star victim’s kin not paid out

When an overloaded and illegally built storage level at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kampong Speu province collapsed last May 16, officials went into damage control, promising to compensate victims using a relatively new state fund. But one year after teenager Kim Dany and co-worker ...

Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wing-star-victim%E2%80%99s-kin-not-paid-out

Union says three workers arrested over wing star protest

At least three workers were arrested Tuesday morning outside the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kompong Speu province, where the Free Trade Union (FTU) has been leading a strike calling for benefits and back pay, according to police and a union representative. An FTU representative said ...

Mech Dara and Sany Sinary
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/union-says-three-workers-arrested-over-wing-star-protest-58169/

Anniversary marked by inaction

Six months after two of her co-workers were crushed to death when a storage level collapsed at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kampong Speu, employee Yu Manith is noticing the cracks in a factory wall beginning to expand. Shortly after police rummaged through the ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anniversary-marked-inaction

Monitor, GMAC at odds over plan

The head of the Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) program said yesterday that consultations on its new public-disclosure initiative have been going on for more than a year, contrary to claims by a garment factory representative who characterised the process as hasty. Jill Tucker, chief technical adviser ...

Daniel de Carteret and May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/monitor-gmac-odds-over-plan

Mum’s the word at yearly brand forum

Cambodia’s biggest international garment brands met yesterday to discuss wage issues, strikes and worker conditions, among other of the industry’s most pressing topics. But in a year marked by a fatal building collapse at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kampong Speu, mass demonstrations, and bankruptcies ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mum%E2%80%99s-word-yearly-brand-forum

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/

Underage, Overworked

Child labour is being used at a footwear factory owned by the same Taiwan-based company as Wing Star Shoes – where two workers were killed in a ceiling collapse this month – numerous employees have told the Post. A former Ying Dong employee said the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052965915/National/underage-overworked.html

ASICS Wants Monitoring Of Cambodian Sub-Contractors After Accident

The Japanese athletics brand ASICS said Friday that it would push its four Cambodian sub-contractors to join a programme that monitors conditions in garment and shoe factories. “We will strongly request to our sub-contractors in Cambodia to sign up to this programme,” Katsumi Funakoshi, ASICS ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/ASICS-wants-monitoring-of-Cambodian-sub-contractor-30206398.html

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