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Asia Insight

Nov. 30, Fri.

Strike Action in Cambodia

There has been a rapid rise in the number of foreign firms opening factories in Cambodia, taking advantage of a diligent workforce that can be hired cheaply. This has increased job opportunities for locals but many are dissatisfied with their harsh work conditions, prompting them to stage strikes demanding better pay and benefits.
This episode follows several factory workers and owners and highlights the many problems Cambodia faces, as it becomes the largest manufacturing base in Southeast Asia.