How short-term contracts are putting Cambodia’s pregnant factory workers in a precarious position
Klien Savoeun’s hand absent-mindedly drifts to her stomach as she sits on a bamboo platform in her Sa’ang district home. Her lightly-freckled face breaks into a smile when asked if her incoming child is kicking.
Hun Sen vows benefits for factory workers
Moeun Tola, of labour rights organisation Central, said that he was concerned the promises were merely a political move to gain votes ahead of national election in 2018, and worried they wouldn’t lead to substantial change.
Bestseller – a good deal for all?
The aim of the current research was to gain insight into the working conditions and wage levels of two suppliers to the Danish company Bestseller A/S (from now «Bestseller») – one in Cambodia and one in India. The report aims to provide essential insights into Bestseller as a multinational; its turnover, which producer countries it sources from, its main markets, as well as some of the promises the Danish company has made regarding supply chain management.
Poverty drives wages down
“The company blame a worker who has been arrested by the police” says Tola Mouen at the human rights organisation the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights, Central.
Making Wage Protest Illegal
“Workers that demand higher wages risk punishment by law if the proposal is passed, says Tola Mouen, the head of Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights. In the past, the Center has criticized the Swedish multinational H&M for not taking adequate responsibility for the working conditions at subcontractors.