Factories Closing Due to Coronavirus Pandemic; Unionists Worry About Worker Welfare

A garment manufacturers association representative estimated factories will face issues till June amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying around 57 factories had shuttered operations because of raw material shortages or lack of orders.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen at least 109 confirmed cases in the country and the government has taken passed tax breaks for garment factories to weather the current crisis. While the crisis was at its peak in China, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia said there was a lack of orders, but at least seven shipments of materials were received earlier this month.

Ken Loo, secretary-general of GMAC, said all factories were facing the effects of the global economic slowdown, especially because buyers had suspended orders.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/factories-closing-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic-unionists-worry-about-worker-welfare/5353095.html

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