søndag 20. februar 2022

The Pandemic Hit Asia’s Garment Workers Especially Hard

For 15 years, Mom worked in one of Cambodia’s textile factories, subjected to grueling working hours and witnessing countless cases of exploitation at her work station. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, her employment situation worsened. Production targets increased from 350 to 400 items per hour, but her salary remained the same, and she struggled to cope with the rising costs of living.

Her story was collected by the NGO Action Aid Australia to prepare the report “Casualties of Fashion: How Garment Workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia are Wearing the Cost of COVID-19,” published in December after interviews with over 200 garment workers in both countries.