Garment workers and the need for a living wage
Kim Sopha is 33 years old, a union leader and garment worker for nine years. Kim works Monday – Saturday, 7.30am – 4pm with overtime until at least 6.30pm. She usually works 4.5 hours overtime a day. Her only free time is when she is sleeping.
Kim is studying after work to improve her sewing skills and wants to run her own business out of her home. “I always work overtime until 8.30pm, then I come home and tailor until midnight, then I can finally sleep. I’m really tired but this life is my reality. I hope I can have a better future”.