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Over 100 construction workers stage protest over missing wages

More than 100 workers at a construction site in Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville protested and demanded four month’s worth of missing wages. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710420/over-100-construction-workers-stage-protest-over-missing-wages/

Casino workers protest unpaid wages

Nearly a hundred employees of Sihanoukville’s Yaduoli Casino yesterday staged a protest over outstanding wages after the company failed to pay them. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704577/casino-workers-protest-unpaid-wages/

Kandal rally enters second day

A protest by more than 100 of 300 Prestige Garment Co garment workers in front of their factory in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district’s Tbeng commune, the result of their representative being dismissed, entered its second day on Tuesday. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-rally-enters-second-day

PM demands end to road blocking protest

Speaking at a gathering of 27,444 workers from 24 factories in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisey district, Hun Sen cited a recent incidence in which around 700 workers from Chim Li Cambodia blocked National Road 4 in Por Sen Chey district to demand severance packages ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-demands-end-road-blocking-protest

Villagers protest temple land sale

Khoy Sreng, a villager from Pou Thom village in the district’s Arey Ksat commune, said six teachers had colluded to sell the land, which is in the care of the Sarika Keo pagoda chief monk, without informing the authorities, the local community or the monks. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-protest-temple-land-sale

Cops in Kampong Cham, Pursat take course in how to prevent riots

Nearly 600 provincial police officers from Kampong Cham and Pursat completed a training course in protest and strike preparedness which taught them how to deal with potential unrest before and after the national elections on July 29. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cops-kampong-cham-pursat-take-course-how-prevent-riots

Phnom Penh demonstrations rise in 2017

Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday said that demonstrations, strikes and protests increased last year when compared to 2016. A report released yesterday said that 2017 saw 1,760 demonstrations, strikes and protests, an increase of 162 compared to 2016. Last year, there were 613 protests by citizens and ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106905/phnom-penh-demonstrations-rise-2017/

No protest after Thai border policy changed

A local Poipet union has called off a protest against what they characterised as overly expensive border passes used by day labourers entering Thailand after provincial officials introduced a new, cheaper permit. ...

Kuoch Masy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-protest-after-thai-border-policy-changed

Vendors to protest for border fee reductions

The Cambodia Economy Reinforced Association has submitted a letter to Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities asking permission to hold a massive demonstration for four days to demand a reduction in the price of crossing the Thai border. ​ ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50100579/vendors-protest-border-fee-reductions/

Former deputy prime minister calls for protests

Former Funcinpec Deputy Prime Minister Lu Lay Sreng could be facing a new court case after calling for peaceful protests against the government in a video posted to Facebook yesterday, issuing comments similar to ones that recently saw former opposition leader Sam Rainsy slapped with ...

Niem Chheng and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/former-deputy-prime-minister-calls-protests

After protest, farmers’ unrest spreads to neighboring districts

After about 500 protesting farmers blockaded a national road in Battambang province last week, local authorities in neighboring districts are now making efforts to placate hundreds of other farmers also restless over depressed corn and cassava prices. ...

Leng Len
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protest-farmers-unrest-spreads-neighboring-districts-132586/

Prime minister vows to ‘eliminate’ opponents who protest

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said he would “eliminate” opponents who dare to protest against his government during a speech in which he also declared that he personally ordered the military to deploy around the CNRP’s headquarters late last month. Speaking at a graduation ceremony ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prime-minister-vows-eliminate-opponents-protest-118198/

7 Cambodian Workers Arrested at Nike Contractor

Cambodian police clashed Monday with workers at a factory that makes clothing for the U.S. sportswear company Nike, arresting seven, in the latest violence linked to a strike over salaries, union organizers and rights activists said. The protest at the Taiwanese-owned Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing plant ...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cambodian-workers-arrested-nike-subcontractor-19311324#.Ua1mckDTxe9

Mfone Employees Demand Unpaid Salaries

More than 100 former employees of the bankrupt mobile telephone company Mfone protested outside the firm’s shuttered offices in Phnom Penh yesterday, demanding that they receive salaries for working the month of February despite the company having already gone out of business. Mar Samoeun, 64, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Telecom Cambodia Corruption Investigation Needs Time

The minister of posts and telecommunications yesterday said he needs more time to investigate corruption and mismanagement allegations at state-owned firm Telecom Cambodia before involving other government institutions. Telecom Cambodia director-general Lao Saroeun is officially on sick leave, but staff at the company say they were ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Injunction Issued Against Garment Factory

The Kandal Provincial Court issued an injunction yesterday against Yung Wah Industrial Co. Ltd., preventing the company from selling assets at its two garment factories in Takhmao City where thousands of workers have been protesting the past two days over unpaid wages. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Thousands Protest, Claiming Unpaid Salaries

Thousands of employees of two Singaporean-owned Yung Wah Industrial (Cambodia) Co.Ltd. factories, which produce shirts for Gap Inc. among other international brands, went on strike yesterday in Kandal province, claiming that they were not paid their salaries for last month. “Normally, salaries are paid between the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Thousands of Workers Protest For Increase of Minimum Wage

More than 5,000 workers from across seven factories in Svay Rieng province protested yesterday, demanding a doubling of the current minimum wage, a provincial labor official said yesterday. The country’s minimum wage sits at $61, and is supplemented by a $5 health benefit and a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Garment worker protest builds over severance

More than 1,000 workers protested in front of the soon-to-be-closed Svay Rieng Cambodia Garment factory yesterday to demand better severance benefits, and nearly half of them then marched to the provincial hall to seek help from government officials, workers said yesterday. Worker representative Pang Tra said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010160550/National/garment-workers-protest-builds-over-severance.html

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