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Ministry highlights drop in strikes and demonstrations

The Labour Ministry has reported a sharp drop in the number of strikes and demonstrations involving garment workers last year. The ministry released its annual report on Tuesday and stated that garment workers went on strike 47 times in 2018, a 51.5 percent drop when ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50584631/ministry-highlights-drop-in-strikes-and-demonstrations/

Phnom Penh demonstrations rise in 2017

Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday said that demonstrations, strikes and protests increased last year when compared to 2016. A report released yesterday said that 2017 saw 1,760 demonstrations, strikes and protests, an increase of 162 compared to 2016. Last year, there were 613 protests by citizens and ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106905/phnom-penh-demonstrations-rise-2017/

Protesters Mix Petitions, Black Magic to Get Land

Sporting red bandanas and armed with the accoutrements of Khmer black magic, several hundred demonstrators representing embattled communities throughout the country held noisy protests outside several government offices yesterday, where they placed curses on corrupt officials and submitted written petitions demanding justice. Unlike previous protests that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protesters-mix-petitions-black-magic-to-get-land-30761/

Bail Requests Denied for All Eight Unionists

The Kampong Speu Provincial Court has denied bail for eight unionists accused of instigating violence at the Sabrina Garment factory last Monday. Kampong Speu Provincial Court judge, Cheum Rithy said yesterday that he had not approved the bail request because significant work remained in questioning ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061066173/National/bail-requests-denied-for-all-eight-unionists.html

Workers petition Korean government

More than 300 striking workers from the International Fashion Royal garment factory in Phnom Penh appealed for assistance from the South Korean Embassy yesterday afternoon after police blocked their march to Por Sen Chey District Hall, a union official said. Ten days of striking for a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012260899/National/workers-petition-korean-government.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

Boeung Kak 13 Vow To Continue Demonstrations

Thirteen Boeung Kak protesters released from jail Wednesday say they will continue their demonstrations until they obtain more land on a real estate development in the capital. Representatives wasted no time in meeting after their release from prison following a decision by the Appeals Court Wednesday. “The ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Boeung-Kak-13-Vow-To-Continue-Demonstrations-160703315.html

Justice Ministry Seeks Review Of Jailed 13

The Justice Ministry has written to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court requesting that it review the case of 13 Boeng Kak women recently jailed for demonstrations against a CPP senator’s real estate project, a ministry official said yesterday. Bunyai Narin, deputy Cabinet chief for the Justice ...

Trust govt, PM tells protesters

Prime Minister Hun Sen has told villagers they should not to protest in land disputes but rather seek help from authorities following a spate of violent crackdowns on demonstrations. The premier said protests affect public order and claimed they sometimes become violent in a statement signed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052856424/National-news/trust-govt-pm-tells-protesters.html

Observers call for the inclusion of civil servants in union law

Experts yesterday urged the Ministry of Labor to extend the latest draft of a forthcoming trade union law to include civil servants, who are currently shut out of the law in contravention of international conventions Rong Chhun, president of both the Cambodian Confederation of Unions and ...

Unions unite on draft law

7 unions working together have said that they refuse to support a union law that has been drafted as the government has ignored their recommendations.  The potential legislation is said to be prohibitively restrictive and the unions have said they will boycott by organizing peaceful ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070850278/National-news/unions-unite-on-draft-law.html

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