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Fearing Unrest, Garment Workers Abandon Jobs

Phnom Penh’s garment factories are operating at a greatly reduced capacity as workers return home to the provinces in droves in response to the government’s decision to increase security after the opposition warned they plan to hold mass demonstrations against the election results. Ken Loo, secretary-general ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/fearing-unrest-garment-workers-abandon-jobs-39842/

Capital governor declares moratorium on dredging

Phnom Penh municipal governor Pa Socheatvong has ordered a complete suspension of all sand-dredging activities while the municipality investigates whether the companies are operating illegally, a spokesman said. The order came during a meeting yesterday between the governor and his subordinates, City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-governor-declares-moratorium-dredging

Villagers take on sand pumpers

Villagers in Kandal province have instigated a turf war over a private company they accuse of illegally pumping sand out of Koh Prak River. Fearing riverbank erosion could damage the surrounding community, about 100 residents of Koh Prak village in Kien Svay district’s Phoum Thom commune ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-take-sand-pumpers

Fear keeps workers at home

When the garment factory that employs her opened its doors yesterday for the first time since Sunday’s election, Chan Neoun was about 130 kilometres away, at home in Svay Rieng province. Intense rioting and a military crackdown were just some of the rumours flying around ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fear-keeps-workers-home

Workers to get back pay before election

Social Affairs Ministry officials yesterday promised that about 750 workers from the shuttered Pine Great garment factory will receive their overdue salaries before the election. Yesterday Touch Somuth, a member of the Social Affairs Ministry committee formed to resolve the issue, said the committee was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-get-back-pay-election

Factory’s owner in crosshairs

Some 400 garment workers yesterday gathered outside the Ministry of Social Affairs to plead for government intervention against a factory owner who fled without paying them overdue wages three months ago. Khem Chamnan, a Free Trade Union representative from the Pine Great (Cambodia) factory in Phnom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070266604/National/factory-s-owner-in-crosshairs.html

Thousands block National Road Two

Thousands of workers from the Macau-owned M & V International Manufacturing Ltd on Wednesday blocked National Road Two to demand better working conditions. The protestors have 11 lists of demands including bonuses of 4,000 riel ($1) for food, $3 for holiday pay, and $12 for ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZDEzMTc5YjNiNTc

Factory Dining Hall Collapses in Phnom Penh; 23 injured

The dining hall of a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district that supplies clothes to U.S. brand Gap collapsed into a pond Monday, injuring more than 20 workers who were eating lunch, workers and officials said. The hall, which is part of Top World Garment ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/factory-dining-hall-collapses-in-phnom%E2%80%88penh-23-injured-25558/

Thousands go on strike at factories

About 5,000 workers went on strike at the M&V garment factory in Kampong Chhnang province yesterday, adding to the list of incidents at the factory in the past two years that has also included mass faintings. Elsewhere, about 700 workers from the Pine Great (Cambodia) ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050965503/National/thousands-go-on-strike-at-factories.html

Clean water for city outskirts

The inclusion of 20 communes to the central Phnom Penh water supply in the past year has resulted in a dramatic increase in demand and subsequent shortages, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority officials said yesterday. “Water demand in Phnom Penh is growing fast day to-day, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030861829/National/clean-water-for-city-outskirts.html

Two Men Arrested After 1 Ton Of Rosewood Seized

Two men were arrested yesterday and more than 1 ton of rosewood was confiscated after the car they were using to transport the illegally logged luxury wood smashed through a police barricade in Kandal province, officials said. Deputy Kandal provincial police chief Sao Sothun said that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Garment Workers Go on Hunger Strike

About 90 garment workers began a hunger strike yesterday in front of the shuttered Kingsland Garment Cambodia, Co. Ltd. factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, following weeks of protests demanding unpaid wages and severance pay. “We want the owners of Walmart and H&M to know ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Union files assault court complaint

The Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) filed legal complaints yesterday, following allegations on Wednesday that police had assaulted seven garment workers, including a pregnant woman. Sa’ang district police chief Chea Socheat yesterday again denied officers had been violent during a strike ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020861260/National/union-files-assault-court-complaint.html

Factory clash has familiar feel

Two protesters and three factory officials were injured in a clash at a garment factory in Kampong Speu province yesterday as a report revealed that more than 60 unionists and workers were injured in such incidents in 2012. Vann Bun, a Free Trade Union activist, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011860862/National/factory-clash-has-familiar-feel.html

Workers Supplying Wal-Mart Continue Protests

About 80 workers from a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district – which supplies women’s underwear to U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart – protested yesterday, demanding that the factory owner settle their severance payments, workers and union representatives said. Workers at the Kingsland Garment Cambodia factory ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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

Phnom Penh’s new commune prices steady

Land prices in Meanchey district’s four communes that had been transferred into Phnom Penh municipality’s control from Kandal province have held steady, despite the construction of Prek Samroung Bridge and the extension of roads to the area. Meanchey Governor Kuch Chamroeun said that he is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122760489/Real-Estate/phnom-penh-s-new-commune-prices-steady.html

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