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Men drive past the Great Union Factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, which has had to suspend a number of its workers due to decreased orders, March 07, 2023. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Government Announces Financial Support for Suspended Workers as Garment Sector Struggles Under Global Economic Blows

Since November, factory worker Ouk Tharith, 40, has been relying on $30 a month from Great Union (Cambodia) Garment Co., Ltd in Phnom. Lacking sufficient orders, the factory has suspended operations three times in recent months, impacting some 1,072 workers. Tharith has taken a job as a cleaner — work that pays just $170 a month compared with the $300 she earned as a garment worker.