Cambodia garment workers ask global brands for pandemic aid

Cambodian garment workers are demanding the world’s biggest clothing companies help recover millions of dollars worth of wages and benefits lost amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Their call comes as part of a broader movement by the region’s garment workers, underscoring the tough conditions facing the industry even as demand for clothing and shoes rebounds in the U.S. and other major markets.

A collective of 33 unions and labor rights groups from Cambodia this week wrote to major brands — including Adidas, H&M, Levis, Nike, Puma, Target, Gap, C&A and VF Corp. — calling for action.

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