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Sacked for striking in Cambodia

Published onsdag 20 oktober 2010 kl 09.21
Sacked workers Chan Tawi and Mol Sony cry as they tell how they used to send money to support their families in the countryside

Swedish clothing giant H&M is facing criticism, after one of their supplier companies fired hundreds of workers who demanded better working conditions.

The supplier's factory is based in Cambodia, and saw a strike in the middle of September, over better pay and working conditions, reports Swedish radio news.

The strike was declared illegal by the Cambodian government. Now 300 workers in the H&M supplier are without work, as they are being punished for their role in the strike.

The factory in Cambodia is owned by a Chinese company. The workers say to Swedish radio news that their pay of 60 US dollars a month is not enough to live on.

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