Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Garment sector continues to recover, 26th Synthesis Report
Garment sector continues to recover, 26th Synthesis Report
27
Aug '11
The International Labour Organization's (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia releases its 26th Synthesis Report on Working Conditions in Cambodia's Garment Sector, which assesses compliance with Cambodian Labour Law and international labour standards in exporting garment factories.

The 26th Synthesis Report reflects compliance data completed between November 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011. Within the six-month monitoring process, 186 of total 276 factories registered with Better Factories Cambodia programme had been monitored.

The 186 factory monitoring reports contain a range of information, including information on factory size across the industry, as well as comparative data on compliance with fundamental rights and selected working conditions to facilitate tracking of compliance levels over time.

According to the data from the Ministry of Commerce (MoC), from January to June 2011, 324,476 workers were employed in 286 registered exporting garment factories. There had been 26 new garment investment approved in the first half of 2011. Based on the MoC's data, garment exports rose by 32 percent in the first six month of this year compared with the same period of 2010, Compliance levels generally remain high, although some areas of concern remain, particularly regarding discrimination, overtime, and occupational safety and health.

The number of strikes following legal requirements before going on strike also remains a concern.

Among the key findings in the report are the following:

• Three quarters of the workforce is employed in factories with 1000 or more employees, even though most factories being monitored employ less than 1000 workers.
• 76% of the factories monitored have at least one union, up 3% from the 25th Synthesis Report.
• The percentage of factories that discriminated against workers is at 13%, up from 8% in the last report; the percentage that engaged in anti-union discrimination is at 3%, down from 5%; and the percentage that interfered with workers' right to freedom of association is at 2%, down from 4%.
• Monitors found no evidence of forced labour; no workers were confirmed to be below the legal working age of 15.
• 21% of the factories monitored had strikes, up from 13% in the prior report. A general strike for higher wages that took place in September 2010 accounts for some of this increase.
• Compliance with minimum wage requirements for regular workers is still high (97%), although this is down slightly from 99% in the previous report. In factories employing casual workers, the level of compliance with minimum wage payments for those workers is at 79%, down from 89% in the last report.
• 97% of factories provide 18 days of annual leave per year, either as time off or cash compensation. Compliance with maternity leave payments increased by 18%, to 73%, while compliance with paid sick leave dropped by 2%, to 77% when compared to the prior report.

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Li & Fung

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

Li & Fung forms new supply chain partnership with PVH Corp

Li & Fung Limited, the world's leader in consumer goods design,...

Courtesy: Alizilla

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Mar 2017

Alibaba's eWTP finds first overseas base in Malaysia

In a step towards using the internet to bring small businesses around ...

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

BJMC to produce cotton-jute blended denim fabrics

To meet demand from the market, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation...

Interviews View All

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search