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Carlsberg promises support

Danish brewer Carlsberg has vowed to improve the working conditions of Angkor and Carlsberg beer promoters in Cambodia as it tries to stamp out coerced workplace drinking. The company announced late last week it had joined forces with the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758294/National-news/carlsberg-promises-support-to-cambodian-beer-promoters.html

Workers waiting for a bargain

Informal workers, a class that includes beer promoters, tuk tuk drivers and farmers, are among those who stand to benefit most from the upcoming trade-union law, observers say – and workers say it can’t come soon enough. Dave Welsh, country director of the American Center for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051156106/National-news/workers-waiting-for-a-bargain.html

Beer Promoters Seek Higher Wages and Increased Respect

Beer promoters are hoping a new documentary chronicling the conditions they face in the workplace will pressure beer companies to increase their wages and reduce harassment from customers. The documentary, launched yesterday at a meeting with members of the Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation (CFSWF), ...

Beer Promoters Allege Bias Following Strike

Beer promoters in Phnom Penh claimed Monday that they are being discriminated against for staging a month-long strike last summer, and their livelihoods are under threat. In July and August, hundreds of promoters for Cambrew Ltd – which produces and distributes Angkor beer – went ...

Cambrew to pay overtime to beer girls on Monday

Cambrew yesterday paid the beer promoters who went on strike in late July to demand that the company abide by an Arbitration Council ruling earlier that month that said it owed the women three years of overtime for working on Sundays. The company, which is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083051340/National-news/cambrew-to-pay-overtime-to-beer-girls-on-monday.html

One week deadline for beer strike resolution

Following “tough discussions” with Phnom Penh’s deputy governor  yesterday, Angkor Beer promoters agreed to suspend their protest for one week starting today.  Ou Tep Phally, vice-president of the Cambodian Foods and Service Workers’ Federation, said five beer promoters and one union representative negotiated with officials. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080550878/National-news/one-week-deadline-for-beer-strike-resolution.html

Two dollar strike to continue

Angkor Beer promoters yesterday rejected an offer from the municipality that would have required them to suspend their strike while officials negotiated a solution for them, telling Phnom Penh’s deputy governor that their protest is legal and that their employer is breaking the law. More ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450859/National-news/two-dollar-strike-to-continue.html

Carlsberg investigates beer strike

Carlsberg has said it is investigating a strike by Angkor beer promoters, who yesterday vowed to continue in their bid for fair treatment.  More than 30 beer promoters have been striking since last Monday, accusing Angkor brewer Cambrew of refusing to pay overtime despite a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080150758/National-news/carlsberg-investigates-beer-strike.html

Police warn beer protestors

Police have told beer promoters protesting outside Cambrew Ltd. offices in Phnom Penh to quiet down as their strike goes into the third day. The strikers who promote Angkor Beer are asking that the brewery honor a decision by the Arbitration Council to award them ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850689/National-news/police-warn-beer-protesters.html

Protesting Beer Promoters Say Company Threatened Firings

According to more than 30 Angkor Beer promoters who are protesting Cambrew Ltd’s failure to comply to an Arbitration Council ruling, the company has threatened them with firings. The protestors plan on continuing the strike until the company meets their demands. The Cambodian Food and ...

Workers urge Angkor boycott

Angkor beer workers have been handing out flyers calling for a protest of the brand owned by Cambrew Ltd as the beer promoter strike entered its second day. International NGOs are being urged by the Cambodian Food Service Workers’ Federation to support the strikers by ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072750661/National-news/workers-urge-angkor-boycott.html

Angkor protestors slighted

Angkor Beer drivers forced their way through a blockade formed by beer promoters protesting the company’s failure to respect them and follow an Arbitration Council ruling that they should be paid $2 more on the weekends. 200 protestors had planned to attend but only 30 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072650621/National-news/angkor-protesters-slighted.html

Angkor Beer Promoters Protest for More Overtime Pay

Angkor Beer promoters held a protest outside of Cambrew Ltd in Phnom Penh in order to receive more overtime pay on the weekends, following an Arbitration Council order that the company pay each employee $2 more and Angkor Beer’s failure to do so. The 30 ...

Beer girl exploitation revealed

The exploitation of women who work as beer promoters is soon to be exposed in a report that is going to be released by Care Cambodia and the Solidarity Association of Beer Promoters in Cambodia. The report will include first had accounts and interviews of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250581/National-news/beer-girl-exploitation-revealed.html

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