Three garment workers battled it out in the final round of the Garment Workers’ Labor Law Radio Competition at Phnom Penh’s Vayo Radio on Friday.
The competition, which is organized by the International Labor Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia, tests garment workers on their knowledge of the Labor Law and how to apply it.
An initial field of 200 contestants was narrowed down to the three finalists during a series of radio competitions starting in August.
In Friday’s competition, Kem Channa, 22, who works at the Zheng Yong garment factory, beat Kim Leakna and Kim Im after answering a question involving a woman who suffered an eye injury from a faulty sewing machine.
After giving their answers, the workers received feedback from a panel of judges from the Labor Ministry, the Bar Association of Cambodia and Better Factories.
“I’m so happy. It was difficult because I had to learn about when a needle breaks on the sewing machine. That was tough, because it’s not part of my job, which is to monitor jeans and final products,” said Ms. Channa.