Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC)
 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC)
Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC)
 
   
 
Strike Report
Number of strikes (Reported by GMAC members)
 
Jan
Feb 
Mar
April
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
Change
Percentage
2003
3
3
4
10
4
10
3
5
2
2
8
1
55
2004
4
6
13
8
9
12
14
5
3
3
2
5
84
29
52.7%
2005
6
4
6
6
7
7
4
6
7
5
4
4
66
-18
-21.4%
2006
4
8
6
6
13
8
13
7
6
8
2
5
86
20
30.3%
2007
10
7
3
6
3
7
12
6
6
4
10
6
80
-6
-7.0%
2008
4
6
26
14
5
4
7
13
10
6
7
3
105
25
31.3%
2009
3
4
5
2
4
11
9
6
6
2
3
3
58
-47
-44.8%
2010
2
4
5
0
1
1
15
5
5
0
5
2
45
-13
-22.4%
2011
5
4
4
1
0
3
1
5
2
3
2
4
34
-11
-24.4%
2012
7
16
9
10
14
12
13
11
10
7
4
8
121
87
255.9%
2013
11
13
16
8
11
14
10
9
14
15
10
16
147
26
21.5%
2014

8

4

11

15

4

10
4
9
13
8
   
86
   
Lost Man days (Reported by GMAC members)
Jan
Feb 
Mar
April
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
Change
Percentage
2003
7,315
3,660
12,550
11,176
8,040
51,424
2,621
6,857
12,600
683
13,071
287
130,284
2004
12,054
7,024
8,139
7,299
12,030
11,579
20,680
20,325
1,295
1,862
1,880
2,945
107,112
-23,172
-17.8%
2005
5,190
1,281
4,847
7,100
2,785
7,835
2,425
4,607
5,947
3,370
4,420
2,612
52,419
-54,693
-51.1%
2006
6,611
39,730
16,928
31,563
86,724
49,184
24,387
21,074
16,376
31,622
6,184
13,330
343,713
291,294
555.7%
2007
36,246
18,320
12,816
13,934
10,207
11,154
27,979
14,960
52,320
33,148
38,848
24,210
294,142
-49,571
-14.4%
2008
17,450
25,826
43,181
33,427
21,450
10,438
17,665
35,359
39,958
18,673
36,125
4,844
304,396
10,254
3.5%
2009
33,450
24,605
13,881
5,378
26,138
69,713
15,644
22,363
53,822
1,751
29,083
18,138
313,966
9,570
3.1%
2010
27,300
26,392
13,542
0
1,200
8,000
68,852
21,026
22,033
0
7,959
5,900
202,204
-111,762
-35.6%
2011
4,238
27,280
7,780
2,200
0
19,224
3,000
20,360
8,400
30,600
5,580
10851
139,513
-62,691
-31.0%
2012
26,071
76,382
19,452
20,662
122,520
62,179
56,288
88,173
38,200
14,140
9,130
9,630
542,827
403,314
289.1%
2013
58,580
52,860
85,655
31,404
87,267
107,553
25,413
88,704
112,125
91,600
84,485
62,881
888,527
345,700
63.7%
2014

32,362

4,753

82,660

115,750

24,255

34312
22630
58030
15050
90400
    466,702    
 
Violent strike at Wincam Corporation 30-06-2014
 
   
Garment Sector Violence Demonstration in Cambodia: During 31-12-2013
 
     
     
     
     
Workers Claim the Rights to work

Phnom Penh: This afternoon, 20th September 2013, SL factory workers staged strike at CCAWDU office to claim their rights to work. They holds the banner that reads "CCAWDU union blocking us from getting to work. I need my job". Some reads "I need my job back to survive and to feed my family". The angry workers strike to request the CCAWDU leader to take responsibility in the damages caused to their jobs and daily income lost. 

The incident has happened since August and continues to today during which many workers lost their jobs and some could not access to their work places due to illegal strike staged by C-CAWDU union. The illegal strikers blocked the gate, acted violently and threatened other workers who wanted to work to join them. The serious production flow interruption occurred when group of CCAWDU activists got into the factory turned off the electricity power, shut down the steam boiler, and closed down the power generating plant. 

The government and authority could not enforce the law and leave factory in damage. This kind of illegal strike and lack of law enforcement will minimize the attraction of Cambodia to investors.

GMAC

 
 
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