Court says roadblock more severe than shooting

Responding to criticism of the eighteen-month jail terms handed down to four unionists who blocked a road at a strike in Svay Rieng province last year, a deputy prosecutor said Wednesday that their actions were as severe as those of former Bavet City governor Chhouk ...

Mech Dara

Workers threaten to burn banner of brand

About 200 workers from a factory that supplies sportswear giant Puma delivered a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet on Friday calling attention to their demands that five-year employment contracts be replaced by one-year contracts, a union leader said. ...

Buth Kimsay

City Hall considering May Day rally

Phnom Penh City Hall expressed uncertainty yesterday as to whether it would be able to allow a planned 3,000-person labour union rally on May 1, in observation of International Labour Day. ...

Chhay Channyda

Union leader lodges complaints over alleged death threat

Union leader Pav Sina on Monday filed a complaint with the Interior Ministry after an administrator at a Chinese-owned window factory in Svay Rieng province allegedly told three other members of his union that some factory owners were pooling money in order to have Mr. ...

Mech Dara

Unions warn of strikes over gov’t rejection of new branch

A group of eight trade unions Thursday said the government has turned down every one of their applications to form local branches at the country’s garment factories since early last year and threatened mass strikes if the rejections continue. At a press conference in Phnom Penh, ...

Mech Dara

Union complains of spate of illegal garment factory firings

Union leader Pav Sina on Tuesday said garment factories around the country illegally fired dozens of his local representatives last year, far more than in 2013, and urged the government to help get their jobs back. Mr. Sina’s Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) is ...

Sek Odom

Ire raised over Kotop employees’ dismissal

Unionists reacted angrily yesterday to the firings of more than 50 workers at a Phnom Penh garment factory who were let go in the wake of a 15-day strike. Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) president Pav Sina said he would issue letters to the ...

Mom Kunthear

Protests to come after several unionists fired

Workers at a Phnom Penh garment factory yesterday said they will strike to protest the firing of five union members, while a management official defended the dismissals. More than 2,000 employees at Por Sen Chey district’s Cambo Kotop Ltd will join the protest after the Collective ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan

Garment Demonstrators Request to Hold Protest

Workers from the Ocean Garment factory, who have been protesting outside the plant in Pur Senchey district for weeks, will file a request with Phnom Penh City Hall today to allow them to continue their demonstrations in front of the Ministry of Social Affairs and ...

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