After mass firing, union considers new protests

More than 100 workers who were fired by a Taiwanese-owned garment factory this week for striking over demands for further benefits will meet with union leaders “as soon as possible” to discuss potentially launching protests, a union representative said Tuesday.

The workers were fired by the Xin Fang factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district after restarting protests Monday over 19 demands, including a lunch allowance and $15 monthly housing stipend. …

Ben Sokhean