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Cambodia employers and unions unhappy at wage rise

Trade unions and employers in Cambodia's garment sector are denouncing the government's new US$128 minimum monthly wage for the clothing tex...

Cambodia's future outsourcing prospects uncertain

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show h...

SOURCING: Compliance still a concern in Cambodia

Although there has been a slight improvement in the proper payment of wages and benefits within Cambodia's garment and footwear industry, no...

Apparel brands have vital role to play in Cambodia

Western brands and retailers are “deeply implicated” in the current unrest gripping the Cambodian apparel sector – but they can also be part...

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Faintings at Cambodia garment factory 12 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

A number of workers at a Cambodian garment factory fainted last Thursday (8 January) following two small electrical fires.

Higher wages help calm Cambodia factory strike 9 Jan 2015

Jens Kastner

Days before the beginning of the year, when Cambodia increased the minimum wage to US$128 per month, hundreds of employees at a South Korean-owned garment factory rallied in front of Seoul's embassy, calling for an intervention in their dispute with factory management.

Sharp fall in Cambodia garment strikes in 2014 8 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

The number of working days lost by strikes in Cambodia's garment industry last year fell 40% on 2013, even though the year started with a series of nationwide protests in which at least four workers were killed.

Report urges overhaul of Cambodia factory safety 16 Dec 2014

Richard Woodard

Safety in Cambodian garment factories needs to be improved through a complete overhaul of building regulations and the inspection regime, says a new report.

Agreement aims to eradicate Cambodia child labour 16 Dec 2014

Richard Woodard

A new agreement involving manufacturers and Better Factories Cambodia aims to eliminate child labour in the country’s garment industry.

Long-running SL Garment dispute settled 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

A long-running dispute at Cambodian clothing factory SL Garment, which resulted in the death of one person after violent clashes broke out between workers and armed forces, has been settled.

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