A Short Term Solution

Fixed-duration contracts, so called FDCs, are frequently used in the Cambodian garment industry. According to recent estimates, some 80 per cent of the country´s exporting garment factories employ most of their work force on this type of contract, renewed every second or third month, sometimes for years and years. It is not rare to find factories where the entire workforce is employed on short-term. In this report from September 2015, eight workers from three H&M supplier factories share how these contracts make them constantly fear for their jobs and how the violations of rights, enabled by the contracts, adversely affects their lives and the lives of their colleagues and families.