W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

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Re: W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:54 pm

mcam wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:50 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:05 pm
I'm not going to state my source because reasons, but I have it on first-hand authority that Cambodia is about to lose it's bulk garment manufacturing industry to another poor country, as a direct result of minimum wages rising too rapidly - that is, rising wages are not the issue, but the speed at which they're rising is. I'm told it's already a done deal, the decisions have already been made. Obviously, there will always be SOME garment industry here, but big business has already decided to go elsewhere.
Any idea which country that is?
Yep.
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Re: W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

Post by John Bingham » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:26 am

Bangladesh would be my guess, wages there are a fraction of what they are here.
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Re: W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:50 am

John Bingham wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:26 am
Bangladesh would be my guess, wages there are a fraction of what they are here.
You're an astute man.
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Re: W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

Post by Big'n » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:30 am

StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:25 pm
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The Chinese will only be too glad to fill the vacuum.
"Made in China" very often means "made in Cambodia for Chinese companies."
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Re: W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

Post by IraHayes » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:19 am

Looking at the larger picture here. The ramifications of large swathes of the population suddenly finding the vacancies drying up as companies move their manufacturing to other countries. The possibility of civil unrest is surely on the cards.
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Post by Duncan » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:52 am

IraHayes wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:19 am
Looking at the larger picture here. The ramifications of large swathes of the population suddenly finding the vacancies drying up as companies move their manufacturing to other countries. The possibility of civil unrest is surely on the cards.

That wont happen on HE shift. When only one person makes the decisions, incentives and rules can change overnight to make manufacturers want to stay.
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Re: W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

Post by Arget » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:02 am

There has not been a decision on the EBA issue in EU and the US so this has forced the companies to make these decisions to move as well as the wages steep increase. some Things HE cannot control.
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Re: W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

Post by Big'n » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:09 am

Duncan wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:52 am
IraHayes wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:19 am
Looking at the larger picture here. The ramifications of large swathes of the population suddenly finding the vacancies drying up as companies move their manufacturing to other countries. The possibility of civil unrest is surely on the cards.

That wont happen on HE shift. When only one person makes the decisions, incentives and rules can change overnight to make manufacturers want to stay.
Going back to my original point. My main concern that too many people blow off the bad things that happen to the "little people" who have no voice. I have lived here for 7 years now and I have learned a lot and learn more every day about life here in Cambodia. But I have seen with my own eyes the events of 2013 and how "they", the people, really feel. A seemingly endless series of injuries disseminating from the PTB has never been tolerated indefinitely.

*Allowing the courts to (somehow) always to rule in favor of big money is within somebody's authority.
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Re: W&D Garment Factory Fires 1200 Striking Workers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:07 am

REUTERS
January 10, 2019 / 9:18 PM / Updated 10 hours ago
Mass sackings send chill through Cambodian garment factories
Matt Blomberg

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The termination of about 1,200 staff from garment factories in Cambodia supplying brands including H&M and Marks & Spencer after a mass strike has sent a ripple of fear through the industry, experts said, warning of fresh unrest.

Thousands of workers from factories in and around Phnom Penh went on strike last week amid fears bosses were plotting to circumvent a new government edict to pay - and backpay - bonuses based on length of employment.

A court found the strikes were illegal and ordered workers back to factory floors. About 1,200 who ignored the order had their contracts torn up, labor groups said.

The sackings fuel longstanding anxieties about job security and the fight for decent working conditions in Cambodia’s largest industry, which employs about 700,000 people and accounts for 40 percent of gross domestic product.

“It sends a kind of fear through the industry, particularly for those workers who have a limited knowledge of the law,” said Khun Tharo, a program coordinator at the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights.

“It is not 100 percent clear how the new rules should be implemented, and I am concerned that without more education on that, we could be headed toward another period of labor unrest.”

Cambodia’s garment sector has been the subject of international scrutiny since 2014, when five striking workers were shot dead during clashes with security forces.

Some brands, including H&M, have said they are committed to improving the lives of those in their supply chain, but workers and advocates say they are still struggling to make ends meet.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-camb ... SKCN1P41QH
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