Cambodian government ‘used pandemic to restrict unions’

hrw1The Cambodian government used the Covid-19 pandemic to block the right to strike in the country’s garment industry, jail union activists and restrict union formation, according to a new report from the Human Rights Watch non-governmental organisation.

Entitled Only ‘Instant Noodle’ Unions Survive: Union Busting in Cambodia’s Garment and Tourism Sectors, the 97-page report urges the EU, the US and other trading partners to use their leverage to increase pressure on Cambodia to comply with its labour rights obligations.

For the full story, see the January 2023 edition of Textiles South East Asia.


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