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Cambodia’s Garment Sector Plagued By Bewildering Phenomenon

Mass faintings in Cambodian factories remain largely unexplained.

clock August 17, 2015Dene-Hern Chen and Cheng Sokhorng


Mass Faintings in Cambodia’s Garment Factories

Almost 400 workers fainted in four separate garment factories this week across Cambodia.

clock July 2, 2015Cheng Sokhorng

Government and Trade

Cambodian Wage Debate Continues

Manufacturers, unions and government representatives are facing off ahead of a minimum wage hike decision due this month -possibly as soon as this week.

clock November 4, 2014Dene-Hern Chen


Cambodia Factory Floor Collapses, Injures Seven

Garment workers were injured when the floor of a factory producing clothing for Swedish retailer H&M partially collapsed.

clock October 21, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

Business Features

Mass Faintings Hit Cambodia’s Garment Sector Again

More than 200 workers at three factories fainted on Wednesday and Thursday due to noxious paint fumes, a Ministry of Labor official and a union leader said.

clock April 3, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Brands, Unions Voice Cambodia Concerns

A delegation representing 30 international brands and global trade unions met with Cambodia’s deputy prime minister on Wednesday.

clock February 19, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

Seang Souphea (left), works as a seamstress at a bra factory.

Government and Trade

Cambodia’s Critical Wage Battle

Arguments from both sides of the issue show a fundamental difference in perspectives between what a basic wage is and whether it should be a “living wage.”

clock January 28, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Industry Pressure Mounts on Cambodia

A task force has found that Cambodian government worker spends more than $150 on basic necessities each month.

clock January 15, 2014Kristi Ellis and Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

More Than $250M Lost During Cambodia Strikes

The Cambodian apparel industry suffered losses of more than $250 million in sales and investment.

clock January 6, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

A badly wounded man tries to escape police after a raid inside Veng Sreng market in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Government and Trade

Industry Still on Edge After Deadly Violence in Cambodia

Protests over wages resulted in the deaths of at least four workers and scores of injuries Friday following a crackdown by the military police.

clock January 5, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

Garment workers walk through Phnom Penh.

Government and Trade

Political Turmoil Hits Key Supplier Nations in Asia

Protests and strikes shut down the fashion industries in Cambodia and Bangladesh on Monday.

clock December 30, 2013Mayu Saini and Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Manufacturers, Workers Stand Off on Minimum Wage

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia refused to come to the negotiating table with independent unions.

clock December 30, 2013Dene-Hern Chen



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