Solidarity Center and AIP Foundation team up with trade unions to improve transportation for commuting garment workers


AIP Foundation and Solidarity Center staff with Cambodian trade unions

The Solidarity Center and AIP Foundation joined forces to assist Cambodian trade unions with an inaugural foundational workshop on “Transport Safety for Commuting Garment Workers.” The workshop was convened to specifically discuss commuting safety for workers and to encourage the trade unions to consider and play a larger part in promoting improvements in transportation across the sector. The main objectives were to: 1) initiate dialogue between the trade unions with a discussion on their role in keeping workers safe; 2) the impact they can make; 3) where and with whom they can champion the issue.

The workshop was attended by 50 delegates including representatives from 19 unions including those from 4 of the target factories taking part in the Garment and Footwear Sector Road Safety strategy and pilot program being implemented by AIP Foundation. Representatives from the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Better Factories Cambodia, GIZ, and USAID also attended.

The Solidarity Center is the largest U.S.-based international labor rights organization helping workers attain safe workplaces, family-supporting wages, dignity on the job and greater equity at work. The Solidarity Center assists workers in more than 60 countries as they resist discrimination, exploitation and the systems that entrench poverty.

Please see more photos from the event here

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