Factories Can’t Afford to Pay Suspended Workers 40 Percent: GMAC

Cambodia’s garment industry group said this week that factory owners would not be able to pay 40 percent of suspended workers’ wages as recommended by the government, as they cut back work for tens of thousands of employees in the sector.

The global coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread shortages in raw materials, and international clothing brands are increasingly canceling orders as retail stores shutter around the world to prevent the virus’s spread, depressing demand.

Ken Loo, secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), said the flow of money from brands to factories to workers had been severed for many employers.

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