By  on February 24, 2009

GENEVA — One of the world’s largest apparel unions has criticized proposed amendments to Cambodia’s labor laws aimed at extending the use of temporary work contracts as a setback for ethical sourcing and the promotion of core labor standards.

Neil Kearney, general secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation, said pressure for the changes has been coming mainly from Hong Kong, Taiwanese and South Korean investors. He said the pressure on the government is being channeled through the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia.

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