Overworked Cambodian Workers Keep Fainting

by Admin on April 9, 2014


In Cambodian garment factories, which play a major role in supplying American malls, mass fainting has sadly become disturbingly common disturbingly common reports the Global Post.

The latest mass incident took place earlier this month, in a Cambodian factory which supplies Puma Sportswear. It began with one worker falling ill, and then more than 100 ended up on the factory floor.

Government statistics suggest that, since 2011, between 1,500 and 2,000 Cambodian factory workers have fainted each year — often in groups of 100 or more.

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The Global Post suggests that there are many reasons behind this phenomenon: bad diet, long working hours, poor ventilation, toxic fumes to name but a few. However, factory owners suggest it is down to too much heavy partying the night before work.

Union rallies are planned for later this month to try and secure a national monthly wage for garment workers.

Read the full report here  

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