Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / GMAC alleges high damages following workers strike

GMAC alleges high damages following workers strike

22
Sep '10
Country's garment industry lost US$14 million last week on account of production breaks and delay in despatching consignments following worker's strike, Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said, but added that, besides material loss the strikes may even bring disrepute to the sector which may have enduring effects.

According to Ken Loo, Secretary General of GMAC, industry encountered material losses on account of production breaks, extra cost incurred for air cargo to speed up the delivery, and above all, damage to property caused by protesting workers.

While citing US $14 million as a rough figure of the loss suffered by industry on account of the strike, he said that, it has also passed on a negative message to prospective buyers and investors.

He apprehended that the strike may have long lasting effects on the sector, as it may blemish reputation of the sector, leading to cancellation or discontinuation of orders by buyers.

Workers in order to hike the minimum wages to $93 per month, stayed away from work from September 13 to 16, Ken Loo said.

A minimum of 10 factories, seeking compensation for damage caused due to the strike, have filed legal cases against protesting workers, and are seeking court's intervention for reinstating the workers, with permission to suspend services of some of them who led the strike.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2021

Global textile business may improve in next 6 months: ITMF

Business in the global textile industry is expected to improve in the ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2021

China's Q3 GDP growth slows to 4.9% from 7.9% in Q2

China's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the third quarter this ...

Gijs Verheijke, founder and CEO of Ox Street, (left) and Quek Siu Rui, co-founder and CEO of Carousell. Pic: Carousell

E-commerce | On 18th Oct 2021

Singapore’s Carousell Group acquires Ox Street marketplace

Carousell Group, the leading classifieds group in Greater Southeast...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Marry with brand ethos

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Delay in adopting water sustainability both financially & environmentally...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Great step towards realising end goal of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'

David Guiho,

David Guiho

Headquartered in Apt, South of France, Delta Plus designs, manufactures...

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta,

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta

Launched in October 2020, the Gumti app could not have come at a more...

Susan Bhaktul,

Susan Bhaktul

Established in 2000 as a liaison with the Government of India, Industree...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Sachin Pendharkar, Dieffenbacher India Pvt Ltd

Sachin Pendharkar
Dieffenbacher India Pvt Ltd

Germany-based Dieffenbacher Group is a producer of high-quality composites ...

Asif Rahman, MIP

Asif Rahman
MIP

MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah & Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...

Sunita Shanker, Label Sunita Shanker

Sunita Shanker
Label Sunita Shanker

Inspired by the rich traditional crafts of India, Sunita Shanker’s work is ...

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

Leave your Comments


October 2021

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


Advanced Search