Tide changes at Ocean as factory pays strikers

Ocean Garment, the Phnom Penh-based clothing manufacturer at the centre of sexual harassment claims and an illegal strike that lasted more than two weeks, has agreed to compensate more than 2,500 workers for wages lost during the protests, a move union advocates have highlighted as ...

'Verbal Abuse' surfaces at Ocean

An investigation by garment factory monitor Better Factories Cambodia into the alleged sexual harassment of four female employees at Ocean Garment uncovered extensive verbal abuse, according to BFC technical adviser Jill Tucker. A BFC team visited the Dangkor district site on August 24 after a group ...

Ocean Garment strike to end, workers return

More than 50 police officers exchanged heated words with Ocean Garment strikers yesterday afternoon, marching for over an hour to Phnom Penh Municipal Court in support of five worker representatives suspended by the company. Mid-protest, however, the group of more than 2,500 – who have been ...

Ocean Garment Workers Occupy Factory

About 2,000 workers at Ocean Garment factory continued their ongoing strike yesterday by staging a sit-in on the premises of the factory in support of five union leaders facing prosecution for their role in recent protests. Workers began the sit-in yesterday after rumors spread that ...

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 ...

Provocative Posters Spark Renewed Protests

More than 2,000 garment factory workers protested Saturday and plan to strike today in support of union organizers who face prosecution in court for alleged “incitement” over demonstrations at the plant, a union representative said yesterday. The workers at Ocean Garment factory began demonstrating on Aug. ...

Accused Manager Put on Leave; Workers Lodge Complaints

The manager accused of abusing female workers at the Ocean Garment factory in Phnom Penh, and who provoked days of public demonstrations by thousands of workers to have him fired, has been put on leave, while his alleged victims have lodged complaints against him with ...

Clash, charges roil Ocean

More than 2,500 Ocean Garment factory workers jostled with about 100 military police in the capital’s Dangkor district yesterday in their second protest march over the alleged sexual harassment of four female employees. In an inter-governmental ministerial committee meeting on Tuesday, Ocean – which supplies ...

Garment Workers Rally for Third Day to Sack Factory Manager

More than 2,00 female workers from a factory in Phnom Penh that makes clothes for the U.S. brand Gap protested yesterday for a third straight day demanding that the firm sack a manager at the factory for allegedly abusing workers. Lining Russian Boulevard near the Ocean ...

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