06 Sep '11, 2pm

Clothing brands to probe spate of mass faintings in Cambodia

Clothing brands to probe spate of mass faintings in Cambodia

Last month, nearly 300 workers had to be hospitalised after falling ill in a factory that supplies knitwear for H&M, which is still investigating the incident with Better Factories Cambodia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PHNOM PENH (AFP) - More than two dozen global clothing brands on Tuesday pledged to investigate a spate of mass faintings among Cambodian garment workers, the UN's labour agency said. The retailers said they would provide resources and international expertise to find out why hundreds of their suppliers' employees have collapsed recently, the International Labour Organisation said after a meeting in Phnom Penh. Among the retailers who supported the initiative were Gap, H&M, Walmart and Target, a source who attended the gathering but wished to remain anonymous told AFP. 'More research is urgently needed to identify possible new causes that will explain the fainting phen...

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