Workers not allowed to march on Labor Day

Around 20,000 workers from the garment, construction, tourism, banking, service and agriculture sectors want to march to present a petition to the National Assembly on International Labor Day, May 1, but Phnom Penh City Hall did not approve the rally. City hall asked them to wait for the approval from Ministry of Interior before they do anything further. … He [Rong Chhun President of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions] said workers will choose another place to meet, such as the riverside near the Cambodia Development Council to rally in order to present a petition which consists of 16 demands, focusing on salary, labor law respect and other issues. … The petition to be presented will ask the government to find solutions to worker’s monthly wages, short time contracts, irresponsibility of owners who had closed factories without providing proper compensation to workers, and violations concerning the rights of associations and unions, he added.