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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...

Cambodia garment workers ready for no-show protest

Cambodia's garment workers are pressing ahead with their demand for higher wages - having staged a four-day overtime boycott, they are now r...

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Cambodian unions plan day of action for wage rise 10 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

A coalition of international labour organisations is seeking support for a day of action to demand an increase in the minimum wage for Cambodian garment workers.


Cambodia garment makers condemn strike protests 27 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has condemned strike action taken by garment workers, claiming that it contravenes labour laws.


Cambodia mass faintings rise to 896 in first-half 26 Aug 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Mass worker faintings in Cambodia's garment factories have soared despite preventive measures, with 896 workers fainting at work in the first half of this year alone - including three deaths - officials have revealed.


Cambodia garment industry hit with fresh strikes 22 Aug 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

A fresh wave of trade union action has hit Cambodia's garment industry, with as many as "25 separate strike actions having taken place within matter of 22 days in August alone", a union has said.


SGS opens Phnom Penh textile testing laboratory 19 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Inspection company SGS has opened a new textile testing laboratory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Cambodia garment workers “dying on the job” 15 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

Garment workers in Cambodia are “dying on the job” because of a combination of overwork, poor working conditions and poverty wages, a union claims.

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