The sacking of nearly 1,200 garment workers following a mass strike has send shock waves across all garment firms in Cambodia.
These workers were producing goods for renowned global brands like Marks & Spencer and H&M.
Besides, some workers said that the management of one of the factories even tried to replace their ID cards and forced them to sign new contracts so as to wipe out accrued benefits.
This mass sacking has yet again generated fear among workers with regard to job security. “It instills fear among industry workers, especially those who have limited knowledge of the law,” substantiated Khun Tharo, Program Coordinator, The Center for Alliance of Labour and Human Rights.
If workers are not properly educated about new rules, the Cambodia garment industry could be heading towards another major labour unrest.