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Consultative workshop supports improved transportation safety for factory workers

19-12-2017

Stakeholders gather to develop a strategy to address transportation safety issues affecting factory workers in Cambodia.

Stakeholders gather to develop a strategy to address transportation safety issues affecting factory workers in Cambodia.

AIP Foundation facilitated a consultative workshop in Phnom Penh with more than 47 stakeholders to support the development of a strategy and action plan to address transportation safety issues affecting garment and footwear factory workers. The workshop was a chance for delegates from Cambodian Government ministries, Trade Unions, Factories, media, and other stakeholders to come together and provide feedback on a first draft of the proposed strategy and contribute their ideas for how safety can be improved for the 600,000 garment and footwear factory workers who use both collective and individual transport to get to work.

We commenced working on this issue in October 2017 at the request of Better Factories Cambodia and a group of committed brands and stakeholders. Since then, we have reviewed existing research, visited factories in six provinces to date, and met with various government and industry stakeholders to gather relevant feedback on the challenges and opportunities to address transportation safety issues that Cambodian garment and footwear factory workers face on their daily commute.

View more photos from the consultative workshop here.

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