Sok Eng recently got her job back. The 39-year-old garment worker was fired a few months ago because management at Eastex Garment Co. in Phnom Penh were angry with her for setting up a small labor union.
Now that she’s back at work, she has new concerns. “One or two years ago, the factory ended the contracts of more than 1,000 workers because of a lack of orders. I fear that in the near future more of us will lose our jobs,” she says.