Dark clouds gather over Cambodia’s garment industry

Bonus dispute and looming loss of EU trade preferences increase worries for 700,000 workers.

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.

In full: https://international.la-croix.com/news/dark-clouds-gather-over-cambodias-garment-industry/9428

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