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Wing Star workers to end strike

Employees at the Kampong Speu shoe factory where a ceiling collapse killed two workers last May are headed back to work today after more than a week on strike, but will take their demands to the Arbitration Council. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wing-star-workers-end-strike

Wing Star workers walk out

Provincial Ministry of Labour officials will today meet with union representatives and management at the factory where a ceiling collapse killed two workers last May, in an attempt to resolve a strike. About 5,000 employees at Wing Star Shoes, an Asics supplier, walked off the job ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wing-star-workers-walk-out

Factories to lose millions

The economic fallout from garment worker protests and the industry’s response is expected to cost the key sector millions of dollars while tarnishing the country’s reputation among international buyers, interviews with suppliers and figures from previous periods of labour unrest show. Disputes over wages came to ...

Eddie Morton and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/factories-lose-millions

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

Standards Building Up Safety Fears

When a 100-metre-long section of a Phnom Penh garment factory crumpled in on itself like a cheap pup tent, Sen Sok district officials promised an investigation. The results of that investigation, which was to have taken place more than a year ago, in March 2012, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265780/National/standards-building-up-safety-fears.html

Factory Orders Staff Back to Work Amid Safety Concerns

Employees at a Taiwanese-owned shoe factory in Kompong Speu province where two workers were killed when one of the building’s floors collapsed on Thursday have been ordered back to work today, despite ongoing concerns from labor activists about the building’s safety. While conceding that some parts ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/factory-orders-staff-back-to-work-amid-safety-concerns-25192/

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