Fainting factory goes on sick-leave strike

More than 100 workers at a garment factory hit by a mass fainting incident in late July went on strike yesterday to demand the dismissal of a supervisor they accused of denying them the right to take sick leave. The strike at Hung Wah (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing began at about 7am at the factory in the capital’s Dangkor district’s Chaom Chao commune, said Touch Sa, a factory president of the Free Trade Union… The factory, which employs more than 2,000 workers, is a member of the International Labour Organisation’s Better Factories Cambodia programme, which monitors all garment exporting factories to ensure that they adhere to Cambodian law and international standards. (Tep Nimol, p.3)