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Workers split on call to rally

Union workers and leaders appeared divided yesterday on the question of whether to support the opposition party’s planned three-day demonstration at Freedom Park. Campaign promises from the Cambodia National Rescue Party to raise minimum monthly salaries to $150 seemed to have struck a chord with garment ...

Chhay Channyda and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-split-call-rally

A protest economy emerges

By 10am, Siv Lin, the owner of a mobile food stall facing Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park, had prepared all the rice, pork, eggs and vegetables needed to serve yesterday’s regular lunch crowd. It was a normal day. But on September 7, when thousands of opposition Cambodia ...

Hor Kimsay and Anne Renzenbrink
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/protest-economy-emerges

‘Landmark’ $100 million project gets under way

Hongkong Land broke ground on Friday on a $100 million mixed-use development project in Phnom Penh’s financial district. Called Landmark, the building by the Hong Kong-based property group will be on a 10,700-square metre site on Street 106 near the capital’s Freedom Park. “One of Hongkong Land’s ...

Hin Pisei
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/%E2%80%98landmark%E2%80%99-100-million-project-gets-under-way

Museum for money planned

In January, officials broke ground on the new $4 million headquarters for the Cambodia Securities Exchange. Situated along a northern stretch of Freedom Park, a short skip from Wat Phnom, the French colonial-era building is a suitable home for the two-year-old bourse, which now operates ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/museum-money-planned

Garment Workers Protest for Higher Wages at Freedom Park

More than 200 garment workers gathered at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park yesterday to protest for higher wages before marching to Wat Botum Park and the National Assembly. The workers from three factories – Cambo Handsome, Best One and Yang Fong – are requesting $150 as their ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Union Delivers Leaflets Urging Garment Worker Strike

The Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) is distributing 10,000 leaflets to garment workers across Phnom Penh, urging them to join a strike on Sunday, CCU officials said yesterday. “We would like to invite them to join us to demand for an increase if the base ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Ministry, factories strike deal

About 600,000 workers in the lucrative garment and footwear industries, roughly 95 per cent of the sector’s work force, will soon take home an extra US$10 a month, the Ministry of Labour said yesterday. Barely an hour after a protest involving garment workers at the capital’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257382/National-news/ministry-factories-strike-deal.html

Union Representative Beaten, Arrested by Police

A union representative was beaten with electric batons and arrested by police in Phnom Penh yesterday after more than 20 garment workers marched to submit a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet. The petitioners, workers at the Tai Yang garment factory who belong to the ...

Bloody crackdown on garment strike in Phnom Penh

A union employee representing striking workers from a factory that supplies Levi’s and Gap was left a bloodied mess near Wat Botum yesterday after police allegedly attacked him. According to rights groups, police set upon Long Panha, of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), who ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257379/National-news/bloody-crackdown-on-garment-strike.html

Strikers move protest to Phnom Penh

Thousands of workers from Tai Yang Enterprise, a supplier for major brands including Levis and the Gap, will move their nearly three-week-old strike from their factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district to Freedom Park in Phnom Penh tomorrow in order to bring their petition ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057320/National-news/strikers-move-to-phnom-penh.html

City Hall bans June Textile rally

The president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions said yesterday that he would defy a municipal order banning employees from June Textile Factory from marching to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house to seek resolution in a labour dispute. According to a report from a City ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070150121/National-news/labour-dispute-city-hall-bans-june-textile-rally.html

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