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2013-10-29   CLEC

Upon returning to Cambodia, the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) expresses its grave concern for the health of Cambodian garment worker Ms. Sry Ratha, who is currently detained in Kluang prison, Johor, Malaysia. After failing an annual health test Ratha’s visa was cancelled and she was subsequently arrested and detained on 9 September, 2013.    


2013-10-01   CLEC

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) would like to express its serious concern regarding the arrest of Ms. Sry Ratha on September 9, 2013 and her subsequent detainment in Kluang Prison.


2013-08-12   CLEC

We, the members of the Situation Room on Cambodia's National Election would like to express our extreme disappointment with the decision of the National Election Committee (NEC) to announce the preliminary election results prior to a transparent and independent investigation into widespread irregularities, and prior to verification of discrepancies between election results offered by the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).


2013-06-21   CLEC

Again former the Bavet Governor, Chhouk Bandith failed to appear in court to face charges for the brutal shooting of three Cambodian garment workers in February 2012. Last week, Bandith was tried in absentia on 12-14 June, 2013. During the three day hearing nineteen witnesses were called, eighteen of those were police officers.


2013-05-16   CLEC

Only hours after international brands signed onto the Bangladesh Building and Fire Safety Agreement, a building collapse at Asics supplier, Wing Star Shoes Co. Ltd has claimed the lives of at least 3 Cambodian garment workers, injured at least 10 and left many more unaccounted for.


2013-05-02   CLEC

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) would like to express its extreme dissatisfaction with the current result of garment industry wage negotiations. Further, CLEC commends the draft law put forward by Opposition lawmaker, Mr. Son Chhay which proposes a monthly minimum wage of US$150 for Cambodian garment workers. We support and commend the draft as a prominent step towards the institution of a living wage in Cambodia. Further, in light of the upcoming election we encourage trade confederations to help their members to familiarize themselves with the proposed legislation and the benefits it would provide them.


2013-04-26   CLEC

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) shares our deepest sorrows and sadness with the factory workers and factory workers' families for their loss and suffering experienced in this tragic time. We condemn the utter disregard taken towards the health and safety of the factory workers in the factories housed in the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, a suburb of the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. 


2013-02-27   CLEC

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) would like to express its concern for the health and well-being of workers at Kingsland Garment Cambodia Ltd. Yesterday, workers issued a letter to Walmart and H&M representatives informing that they will commence a hunger strike on Thursday, 28 February, 2013.


2013-02-07   CLEC

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) toughly condemns the violent crackdown on the peaceful strike at E-Garment factory on Wednesday 6 February, 2013. At 10am, striking workers at the factory located in Kandal Province were attacked by 30 military police officers. Seven of the women workers were injured. One woman who is 5 months pregnant had to be taken to hospital for treatment.


2013-01-30   CLEC

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) and the Workers Information Center (WIC) are appalled at the response from international retail giants, Walmart and H&M, who refuse to accept any responsibility for the almost US$200,000 in lost wages and indemnity owed to former employees Kingsland Garment (Cambodia) Ltd.


2013-01-19   CLEC

On January 18, international human rights and labor groups released at statement expressing support and seeking redress for some 200 garment workers locked in a dispute with Kingsland Garment Cambodia Ltd., a supplier of the global clothing brands Walmart and H&M. The workers are owed approximately $200,000 in wages and indemnity by Kingsland, a Hong Kong-based company.

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