Factory Ordered To Hire Back Union Leaders After Violent Protest

The government has ordered the SL Garment factory to rehire 19 worker representatives, following a brutal crackdown on demonstrators outside the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen last week. In a letter to the company, Khun Chinken, undersecretary of state for the Ministry of Labor, said the representatives should be taken back and the factory must negotiate with workers over better conditions. Failure to do so can lead to court prosecution, the letter said. …

Kong Sothanarith