Garment Workers Battle for Labor Law Quiz Crown

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. 

Kim Leakna answers a question during the finals of the Garment Workers' Labor Law Radio Competition at Vayo Radio station in Phnom Penh Friday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Kim Leakna answers a question during the finals of the Garment Workers’ Labor Law Radio Competition at Vayo Radio station in Phnom Penh Friday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

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.

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