Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cambodian Sneaker Factory Workers Suffer Mass Faintings

According to The Guardian, over the past year, more than 500 employees between four sneaker factories were hospitalized. The most serious episode was, taking place over three days in November, accounted for 360 workers collapsing. The garment industry employs nearly 600,000 workers, almost all of whom are females. The women who collapsed worked 10-hour work days, six days a week and reported feeling week. In addition to the strenuous hours, excessive temperatures inside the factories attributed to the faintings. In some instances, temperatures exceeded 37° Celsius, an equivalent to almost 99° Fahrenheit. Unlike neighboring Vietnam where temperatures aren't exceed 32° C (89.6° F) by law, Cambodia has no such regulations. Check out the entire article below.

Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings

Women working in Cambodian factories supplying some of the world's best-known sportswear brands are suffering from repeated mass faintings linked to conditions. Over the past year more than 500 workers in four factories supplying to Nike, Puma, Asics and VF Corporation were hospitalised. The most serious episode, recorded over three days in November, saw 360 workers collapse.