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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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091058601/National-news/rare-win-for-ocean-garment-strikers.html

'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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090358447/National-news/verbal-abuse-surfaces-at-ocean.html

Court Drops Complaint against Garment Factory Union Workers

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday dropped a complaint against five union representatives at the Ocean Garment factory in Pur Senchey district who were accused by management at the firm of inciting weeks of protests. Workers have been demonstrating since Aug. 11, demanding the factory fire a manager ...

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012083158407/National-news/ocean-garment-strike-to-end-workers-return.html

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358244/National-news/sex-charges-roil-ocean-factory.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

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