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European activists detained by Cambodian police at garment protest
by geertjan published 10-03-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 11:43 — filed under: , ,
Police detained five activists from the Clean Clothes Campaign last Tuesday who were meeting workers at a protest outside a clothing factory near Phnom Penh. The workers were on strike because 41 workers had been illegally dismissed for unionizing. While striking the workers have faced police brutality and seven have been beaten by company affiliated thugs using a stick with nails in it.
Located in News / / 03 / 11
Historic win for Cambodian workers
by geertjan published 03-03-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Workers from the Kingsland factory in Cambodia have won an historic settlement after months of protest over unpaid wages.
Located in News / / 03 / 04
Campaigners urge fashion brands to support minimum wage increase
by geertjan published 27-02-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 11:48 — filed under: ,
Cambodian garment workers union calls for $150 monthly minimum wage.
Located in News / / 02 / 28
H&M dismisses call-for-help Kingsland workers
by geertjan published 08-02-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 13:59 — filed under: , , ,
One month after garment workers from the closed Kingsland factory started a vigil they are still out on the streets. Today they called at H&M and the Swedish Embassy in Cambodia.
Located in News / / 02 / 08
Workers left homeless and unpaid after factory closure
by geertjan published 21-01-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
Workers at a Cambodian underwear factory supplying H&M and Walmart are keeping a 24-hour vigil outside their factory after managers shut up shop and fled, owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages and benefits. Workers from Kingsland Garment are maintaining a camp in front of the factory in hopes of catching managers if they return to take machinery and equipment out of the factory.
Located in News / / 01 / 22
H&M under fire as Swedish television unearths Cambodian production scandal
by geertjan published 25-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
A documentary revealing the miserable conditions faced by Cambodian factory workers producing goods for the fashion retailer H&M was aired on Swedish national television last night. Campaigners and the media are calling on H&M to respond to allegations of poverty pay in the industry.
Located in News / / 10 / 25
Swooning over fashion?
by geertjan published 18-09-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign started a Europe-wide campaign called No More Excuses to demand companies pay sweatshop workers in Cambodia enough to lift them out of poverty. Campaigners in 11 European countries will work together to call on popular brands to pay a living wage to workers. You can help!
Located in News / / 09 / 18
Sous Chantha released but contrived criminal charges upheld
by geertjan published 24-06-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
After a three hour trial on 24 June, in Phnom Penh; Sous Chantha, Cambodian union leader and former employee of United Apparel Garment factory was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for drug distribution. The sentence was reportedly set at seven months plus five days time-served and two months suspended sentence. After some discussion with legal officials, Sous was then released after the prosecution stated its decision not to appeal.
Located in News / / 06 / 24
Sous Chantha – Imprisoned labour leader from Cambodia due in trial
by geertjan published 23-06-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
On 24 June, after 8 months imprisonment, Sous Chantha is due to appear in court. We all hope he will be released. The CCC issued a letter to the Cambodian government calling for his immediate and unconditional release and for the reinstatement of Sous and the other workers who were dismissed after a national strike for higher wages in September 2010. The CCC is also in touch with the relevant brands to demand the reinstatement of the dismissed workers.
Located in News / / 06 / 23
Wage increases in Cambodia!
by geertjan published 15-03-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:25 — filed under: ,
After months of intense struggle, unions and employers reached an agreement to increase wages in Cambodia. The agreement follows months of unprecedented labour activism. In Cambodia, a rapidly growing garment industry has become the most important industrial sector and income-earner.
Located in News / / 03 / 15