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Rival unions’ workers displeased with pact

More than 100 Free Trade Union of Cambodia supporters gathered in front of the union’s office to express their discontent with a deal struck between the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union and their employer, Puma supplier Thai Pore Garment Manufacturing, FTU officials said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757454/National-news/rival-unions-workers-displeased-with-pact.html

Maid in landmark abuse case returns to Cambodia

The first Cambodian maid to successfully sue her employer in a Malaysian court came home on Sunday, and is leveraging her landmark case to insist that more victims seek compensation through the legal system. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057317/National-news/abused-maid-returns-to-cambodia.html

Strike will continue for thousands

Thousands of workers from the Tai Yang Enterprise garment factories, which supply major US brands Levis and Gap, have vowed to continue a two-week strike today after negotiations between the company, union and Labour Ministry officials broke down on Friday. “The minister did not protect ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957301/National-news/strike-will-continue-for-thousands.html

More Cambodian maid abuse revelations

A Cambodian maid in Malaysia has committed suicide, another was allegedly raped by her employer and a third tortured, according to rights groups and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is investigating the cases. An 18-year-girl is being sheltered at the Cambodian embassy after she was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557237/National-news/more-maid-abuse-revelations.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

Cambodian Workers Get Passports Back, Return Home

Fifty-eight Cambodian migrant workers, 40 of whom who were reportedly arrested and beaten by the police in Thailand’s Songkla province last month, returned to their home provinces on Saturday after their employer gave back their passports, said a worker representative yesterday. “We don’t know yet if ...

Workers' protest in Phnom Penh pays off

Garment workers who claim their employer was docking their pay for wearing shoes on the job will return to work today after their two-day strike ended with some demands being met. More than 300 workers from Horus Industrial Corp sports­wear factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856672/National-news/strike-action-pays-off.html

Passport fee latest wrinkle in factory workers’ Thai plight

A rights group has raised concerns that up to 100 Cambodian migrant workers at a Thai seafood processing factory will be stranded abroad in less than a week without any income because they cannot afford to pay a passport fee demanded by their employer. Of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051056095/National-news/passport-fee-latest-wrinkle-in-factory-workers-thai-plight.html

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