Garment workers in Phnom Penh still on strike

Already at the beginning of 2014, workers of the textile company Cambo Kotop, a subsidiary of the Korean Hansoll Textile Ltd. in Cambodia (suppliers of Gap and Walmart), went on strike against low wages and poor working conditions.1 The organisers all of whom have been unionists, were dismissed as a consequence. Since then the strike has been ongoing and the situation in the factory is still the same.2 The workers who have consequently put down their work, spread the protest to the South Korean embassy. They require the reinstatement of the unionists, Although the Labour ministry but the management has not followed the demand yet. Their return would enlarge the pressure on the company to increase the wages for the workers. The company wants to avoid such high expenses at a time of “fast-fashion”.3


  1. http://www.facing-finance.org/de/2014/01/cambodia-protests-by-garment-workers-in-cambodia-have-often-turned-violent-three-workers-killed/ (accessed:25.02.15) []
  2. http://lohnzumleben.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/CRACKDOWN-IN-KAMBODSCHA1.pdf (accessed:25.02.15) []
  3. http://www.thenation.com/blog/195817/cambodias-garment-workers-arent-backing-down (accessed: 25.0215) []