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Leading apparel industry players discuss labour welfare
Sep '11
Leading players in the apparel industry like Puma, Nike and Gap have discussed the issues afflicting the Cambodian garment producing sector with officials from the Ministry of Labour.

Over past some time, the garment manufacturing industry of Cambodia has been afflicted by issues like mass fainting and contractual rows.

Vital issues including that of nutrition, occupational health and safety, and exploitative contracts were discussed at the meeting attended by unions, buyers, human rights groups and the International Labour Organization.

Workers union strongly presented their case against the exploitative practices adopted by factory owners like that of repetitively putting workers on fixed-duration contracts, in spite of these workers being long-term employees.

Fundamentally, fixed-term contracts are for apprentices who are placed on deputation in the company for a period of six to seven months, and on completion of this duration they have to be either taken up in regular employment or may be discharged. This is a fair practice, but some of the companies are repeatedly inking such contracts with the same workers and in some cases the duration has even exceeded eight years, the Union representatives said.

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