With the Cambodian government currently drafting a new Trade Union Law aimed at regulating the country’s 3,400 trade unions, concerns are growing that the proposal is not in compliance with International Labour Organization conventions with regard to freedom of association and protection of the right to organise, and the right to organise and collective bargaining.
A number of trade unions and human rights organisations have approached the Cambodian government with their concerns and recommendations to the law.
In an open letter to all garment brands sourcing from Cambodia, these organisations urge such brands as H&M, Inditex, C&A, Levi Strauss, Marks & Spencer, Tchibo and Primark to publicly support freedom of association and independent unions in Cambodia.
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