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[PDF] CCHR highlights concerns about increased strikes at garment factories in 2013

Author: Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Published on: 27 January 2013

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights [CCHR] is concerned by reports...that about 10,000 workers have been in an ongoing strike against seven or eight factories since the beginning of 2013 to demand an increase in the minimum wage and improvement in working conditions...[S]uch events are indicative of a growing tendency by garment factory workers to favor strikes and protests in the absence of an effective redress or complaints mechanism grounded in a strong rule of law…The Cambodian garment industry has a responsibility to respect human rights under the second “pillar” of the United Nations (“UN”) Framework for Business and Human Rights (the “UN Framework”). However, the increase in strikes by factory workers signals that factories are falling short of this responsibility.

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