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Sentencing swift in pic ripping case

Less than 36 hours after Wang Zia Chao provoked a strike by destroying two photos of the late King Father in front of hundreds of Cambodian garment workers, the Chinese factory manager was booked, charged and convicted by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, which last ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102459392/National-news/sentencing-swift-in-sihanouk-pictures-ripping-case.html

Strike takes Pchum Ben break

About 600 Tae Young factory workers are back on the job thanks to a court injunction – and the desire to pocket a little cash in time for Pchum Ben – but the return will only be temporary, workers said yesterday. The decision followed a Kandal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059202/National-news/strike-takes-pchum-ben-break.html

Tae Young strikers claim police abuse

Garment factory workers who set tyres ablaze during a strike on Friday claimed yesterday they were burned when police pushed them into their own fire. Snguon Vannary was one of several workers who said his feet had been burned when police broke up the strike at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859149/National-news/strikers-claim-police-abuse.html

Protests call for workers to be rehired

Nearly 100 workers held a strike inside Phnom Penh’s Conpress Holdings jeans factory yesterday to demand the company allow four fired workers to return to work. The Seak Meanchey district factory, which employs more than 1,000 workers, fired the four in August because they attempted to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092658907/National-news/protest-calls-for-workers-to-be-rehired.html

Supplier of Gap in Spotlight

Workers striking at Ocean Garment factory say they still fear for their safety after being ordered back to work on Friday, where a manager accused of sexual harassment continues to work. More than 2,500 workers at the Phnom Penh factory – which supplies retail giant Gap ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758304/National-news/gap-supplier-in-spotlight-for-sexual-harrassment-allegations.html

'Harassed' workers stick to their guns

Ocean Garment yesterday refused to meet the sole demand of thousands of striking workers to have their manager, accused of sexual harassment, sacked. An inter-governmental ministerial committee met with union and employer representatives, but Bangladeshi-owned Ocean Garment – which supplies retail titan Gap – refused to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082258207/National-news/sexually-harassed-workers-stick-to-their-guns.html

SL factory strikes to slow Cambodian garment industry

A sharp increase in garment factory strikes this year has raised eyebrows among industry insiders, who say the disputes could lead to a decrease in year-on-year export growth. The Arbitration Council, which hears work-related disputes such as factory strikes, saw claims nearly double during the first ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060756642/Business/strikes-hit-garment-boom.html

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