H&M criticised for labour abuses in Cambodia


H&M has again come under attack over workplace violations in its supply chains, in particular across Cambodia.

The Swedish apparel retailer said it is collaborating with trade unions and governments as well as the United Nations to improve workers’ conditions after a report found violations in supplying clothing factories in the country.

The study by the Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) found workers sewing clothing for H&M in factories in Phnom Penh faced problems such as low wages, fixed-term contracts, forced overtime and loss of job if pregnant.

AFWA, a coalition of trade unions and labour rights groups, accused the retailer of failing on its commitments to clean up its supply chain.

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