Cambodia: Eddie Bauer, Gap, H&M, Liz Claiborne, Phillips-Van Heusen call on govt. to investigate murder of trade unionist - say swift justice is key to their continued sourcing

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Author: Nhim Sophal, Cambodge Soir

De grandes marques de fabricants de vêtements signent un courrier commun dans lequel elles s’inquiètent du respect de la liberté syndicale au Cambodge et appellent à une justice efficace, source de stabilité...Eddie Bauer, Gap, H&M, Liz Claiborne et Phillips-Van Heusen...exhortent les autorités cambodgiennes à enquêter de manière approfondie et indépendante sur la mort du syndicaliste Hy Vuthy, tué le 24 février à la sortie de l’usine Suntex où il était représentant syndical du Siorc [Syndicat indépendant des ouvriers du Cambodge], et de traduire devant la justice ses meurtriers.

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25 April 2007

Major clothing labels criticise Cambodian labour violence

Author: AFP

Several international clothing manufacturers have demanded Cambodia to investigate the recent murder of a top labour leader, saying swift justice was key to their continued presence in the country's key garment sector. "We are quite concerned about what appears to be a pattern of violence against union leaders in the country," said a letter received on Wednesday from labels Eddie Bauer, Gap, H&M Hennes and Mauritz, Liz Claiborne and Phillips-Van Heusen.

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