Wim Conklin has served as Country Program Director for the Solidarity Center Cambodia for the past five years and has worked on international labor programs in South and Southeast Asia since 1994.
In recent years he has also worked closely with garment workers and their employers and the hotel industry. Both sectors have been severely punished by the COVID-19 virus, which has escalated in Cambodia with authorities scrambling to rollout the government’s vaccination program.
Conklin spoke with Luke Hunt about the plight of low-paid workers in Cambodia, the difficulties they are facing due to the pandemic, and what industry needs to do once the virus subsides. Listen here.