In Mexico, Displaced LGBTQ+ People Push for Equal, Safe Jobs

Of 5 million people in Mexico – 5% of the population aged 15 years or over – who identify as LGBTQ+, nearly a third report being mistreated at work or not receiving the same benefits as their non-LGBTQ+ colleagues, according to the 2022 national survey on sexual diversity.

A garment worker checks pants in a factory in Cambodia on December 9, 2014 (ILO)

Union’s Petition on EBA Rejected

A union’s petition blaming the government for the potential loss of Cambodia’s duty-free trade access to the E.U. was rejected by the prime minister’s cabinet.

A garment factory worker in Cambodia (ILO)

Increase Business Productivity, Upskill for Better Jobs, World Bank Says

Cambodia needs to diversify exports and upskill its labor force, with productivity in its dominant garment export industry stagnating compared to competing economies in part because workers don’t have the “skills to attract higher-value FDI, nor do they have the means to acquire those skills,” according to a new World Bank report.

A factory fire burns in Phnom Penh's Prey Sar commune on November 11, 2019. (National Police)

600 Jobs in Limbo as Fire Burns Down Factory

A gas explosion in the early afternoon on Monday sparked a huge fire at a Phnom Penh factory that burned for 12 hours before being finally put out, razing the building to the ground and putting about 600 employees jobs in jeopardy.