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Villagers call for state electricity

About 200 protesters clamoured yesterday in front of a Kandal province commune chief’s office, demanding the state take control of providing their electricity. Yong Phany, a 32-year-old protester from Ang Snuol district’s Poeuk commune said Peoun Sambat, the private company contracted to provide electricity to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062166410/National/villagers-call-for-state-electricity.html

Workers Blame Mass Fainting on 'Angry Spirit'

After pounding on her chest and demanding a pig’s head, fruits and flowers to be offered to the angry spirit that she believed had taken over her body, garment worker Srey Mom collapsed on the floor of the Global Factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol ...

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Garment strikers march on despite ban

About 300 workers continued protesting at the Master and Frank garment factory yesterday, rejecting a Kandal Provincial Court injunction ordering them back to work within 48 hours. After the company promised to consider workers’ demands that it reinstate fired union members, workers cancelled their plans to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122860510/National/garment-strikers-march-on-despite-ban.html

Workers 'beaten unconscious'

Four garment workers, three of them female, were injured yesterday morning when company and police officials clashed with protesters, union representatives said yesterday. During the demonstrations for the reinstatement of fired workers and back pay, authorities beat two workers unconscious at a protest in front of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122760502/National/garment-workers-beaten-unconscious.html

Last Tai Yang Strikers Hoping for Resolution

Workers who were left stranded after protests at three Tai Yang Enterprises garment factories dragged on for months earlier this year were waiting for a long awaited resolution when they attended the arbitration yesterday. The 53 employees of the Kandal provincial factory, which supplies Levi’s and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110659590/National-news/tai-yang-strikers-hope-for-a-resolution.html

Workers Claim Police Beat Them During Factory Protest

About 10 workers were beaten by police and military police during a protest over severance payments yesterday in Kandal province, workers and union representatives said. Protests at Tai Yang Enterprises—which supplies clothing to U.S. brands Levi Strauss and Old Navy—in Ang Snuol district have been ongoing ...

Cops allegedly attacked garment strikers

Police have been accused of punching and shoving garment workers from Tai Yang and Camwell factories in Kandal province as the month-long strike over bonuses continued yesterday. Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, said 11 people had been slightly injured after being attacked ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557599/National-news/cops-allegedly-attacked-garment-strikers.html

Strikers move protest to Phnom Penh

Thousands of workers from Tai Yang Enterprise, a supplier for major brands including Levis and the Gap, will move their nearly three-week-old strike from their factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district to Freedom Park in Phnom Penh tomorrow in order to bring their petition ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057320/National-news/strikers-move-to-phnom-penh.html

Long-Running Protest Still Without Resolution

About 2,000 workers at a factory supplying clothes to U.S. brands Levi Strauss, Gap and Old Navy were stopped by security forces yesterday as they attempted to march from Kandal province to the Ministry of Labor to protest for severance payments and additional benefits. Protests at ...

3,000 Factory Workers Block Road; Protests Set to Continue

About 3,000 workers at a factory supplying clothes to U.S. brands Levi Strauss and Old Navy blocked traffic for nearly five hours yesterday on National Road 4 in Kandal province, as part of a protest for more benefits and severance pay, protesters and police said. Protests ...

Road blocked as strike escalates

Thousands of workers from factories owned by Tai Yang Enterprise in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district blocked National Road 4 for more than seven hours yesterday to push the company to meet their demands. May Sopheaktra said workers decided to block the road after the companytried ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557231/National-news/road-blocked-as-strike-escalates.html

Court orders strikers back to work

The Kandal Provincial Court ordered thousands of striking garment employees back to work for the second time yesterday, but they will continue fighting until their demands are met, a union president said. Workers at Ang Snuol district’s Tai Nan I, Tai Nan II and Camwell factorieshave ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070457188/National-news/court-orders-strikers-back.html

CCU threatens capital march

Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun threatened yesterday to lead a march of more than 3,000 striking garment workers from Kandal province to the capital on Thursday if their employer refuses to meet their demands. “[Workers] have already made commitments with me to march to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070357166/National-news/ccu-threatens-march.html

4000 Garment Workers Protest Over Severance Pay

Two garment workers were injured yesterday during a factory protest in Kandal province when they clashed with 50 police and military police, a union representative said. About 4,000 garment workers of Tai Yang Enterprises in Ang Snuol district held a protest to demand their severance payments ...

Oil factory fire causes significant damage

A worker was slightly injured and more than US$100,000 in property destroyed yesterday in a fire at an oil factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district, police said. Thach Phalla, Ang Snuol district deputy police chief, said the fire started at noon when some oil overflowed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256302/National-news/oil-factory-fire-causes-significant-damage.html

Union leader brings backup

More than 20 union members and workers at a factory in Kandal province rallied around a union leader yesterday, fearing that he would be arrested after police called him in for questioning. Lor Sopheak, national secretary-general of the Khmer Workers Power Co-operation Union [KWPCU] and an ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051756215/National-news/union-leader-brings-backup.html

Factory name change fires up workers

More than 5,000 workers went on strike in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district yesterday after discovering the owners had changed the name of their factory almost two years ago, a union representative said. Concerned that the name change from Tai Yeng to Tai Nan in 2010 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050956052/National-news/fears-for-benefits-factory-name-change-fires-up-workers.html

Fire in Kandal Warehouse Destroys 200 Tons of Rice

Two hundred tons of unmilled rice slated for export to Vietnam was destroyed in a warehouse fire in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district early yesterday morning ...

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