Cambodian garment workers struggling under pressure of work

In the last year alone, over 500 garment workers, mainly women, from just four factories were hospitalised due to faintings and collapses at work. While individual reasons vary, the underlying causes are the brutal and punishing working conditions these workers face. On top of unsafe working conditions, most are employed on insecure contracts which means they feel compelled to work long overtime hours under pressure from their employers. Additionally, more than 200 workers who were employed at the Ching Fai Knitwear factory are still fighting for their unpaid wages more than a year after the factory closed down.