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May
2012
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H&M, Levi’s and Gap Cambodian garment workers on strike

Workers at a large Cambodian garment factory that makes clothes for Levi’s, Gap and other well-known international brands are striking for more pay and better working conditions.

H&M, Levi's and Gap Cambodian garment workers on strike

SL Garment’s website says it makes clothes for more than two dozen international labels that include J. Crew, Old Navy, Banana Republic, H&M and Levi’s, whose website in turn lists the company as a supplier.

“We will not stop our strike until our problems are solved,” said Teng Ry, 24, one of thousands picketing the factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

He said workers were regularly required to work on their one day off a week or denied sick days and ordered to work up to 16-hour shifts.

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