Gap: Working conditions in garment production in Cambodia

In Cambodia, a major producer of Gap apparel, a coalition of garment workers’ unions is demanding that Gap and other brands pay higher prices to factories and support a wage increase. Cambodian workers sewing products for brands like Gap have been suffering malnourishment and mass fainting, symptoms of the unlivable minimum wage of US$ 100 per month. When workers held protests in the fall of 2013 and early 2014 to demand a wage increase, five workers were shot and killed by police and another 25 union activists were thrown in jail on criminal charges that still have not been dropped.1


  1. International Labor Rights Forum (2014): http://laborrights.org/events/international-day-solidarity-cambodian-workers (accessed 23.09.2014) []

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