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Recently bailed union leader vows to continue strike activity

A combative union leader who was released on bail last week pending trial on charges of extortion and making threats during a strike last month vowed Wednesday to continue leading his militant brand of industrial action if workers called upon him. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/recently-bailed-union-leader-vows-to-continue-strike-activity-79565/

Dozens collapse at factory

Nearly 50 workers, including a woman who is seven months pregnant, fainted at a clothing factory in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district yesterday due to poor ventilation, union officials and labour-rights groups said. The 47 employees at Wanshen Clothing (Cambodia) Co collapsed at about 3pm, ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dozens-collapse-factory

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/

Unlike Past Elections, Property Investors Remain Buoyant

Ahead of elections 10 years ago, people across the country would hoard rice in case the vote sent the country spiraling into a state of turmoil. Businesses across the country would bide their time before making any major investments. And those who could afford to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/unlike-past-elections-property-investors-remain-buoyant-32542/

Porsche Joins Cambodia's Luxury Car Race

Though still one of the poorest countries in the region, Cambodia’s recent economic growth has birthed a new class of consumer. And waiting in the wings is German automaker Porsche, which intends to sell its distinctive sports cars directly to Phnom Penh’s wealthy within a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/porsche-joins-cambodias-luxury-car-race-10927/

Thousands Protest at H&M Factory, Demand Wage Hike

Thousands of garment workers yesterday protested outside a factory in Pur Senchey district making garments for the Swedish clothing company H&M, demanding a raise to their minimum wage and meal benefits, workers and union representative said. The workers of Gladpeer Garments Factory (Cambodia) Ltd., are demanding ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cedac buys rice miller to boost imports

The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture, or Cedac, has built a $500,000 rice mill in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district in the hope of exporting more milled rice overseas, an official said yesterday. “We expect that in 2013, we would export between 200 tons and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Royal Group to Import BMWs Into Cambodia

Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group will be the first authorized importer and dealer of BMW automobiles in the country, and has begun construction on a showroom and service center in Phnom Penh. Premium Auto Import Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Group, aims to import roughly 200 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Companies Urged to Respect Labor Standards

Respecting labor standards in Cambodian factories will benefit the garment manufacturing industry in the long-run as more international brands will be tempted to source from the country, labor experts said yesterday at a round-table discussion in Phnom Penh. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Five Arrested for Stealing Clothing in Cargo Container Heist

Five people were arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly stealing more than 8,000 articles of clothing from shipping container on its way to Phnom Penh for export to the U.S., police said. The five suspects are accused of removing the garments from the cargo container as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Families Face Re-Eviction, Submit City Hall Petition

Representatives of 19 families facing the eviction from their homes in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district submitted a petition to City Hall yesterday, demanding land as compensation. The families claim that the eviction is doubly bitter because they had been relocated to Andong 3 Village, Kouk ...

Puma Factory Reaps Rewards Of Paying for Workers’ Meals

A factory supplying shoes for German sports brand Puma has experienced no mass faintings and seen overall productivity improve since it started providing meals to its workers last year, a Puma representative and a factory official said yesterday. Workers at Huey Chuen (Cambodia) Corp. Ltd. in ...

Workers at Honda Plant Given Back Their Jobs

A factory in Phnom Penh that assembles motorcycles for Honda decided on Friday to reinstate four workers who had been fired in December for creating a new trade union. About 300 workers at the Honda NCX Company in Pur Senchey district had been on strike since ...

Honda Factory Workers Strike To Reinstate Union Officials

About 300 workers from a Phnom Penh factory that assembles Honda motorcycles went on strike yesterday to rally for the reinstatement of their union representatives, in accordance with an order by the Arbitration Council, union representatives said yesterday. Yoeurng Sopheara, a legal officer at Cambodia Labor ...

Violence Breaks Out at Railway Relocation Site

Three villagers who were evicted last year to make way for the rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railway—part of a $142 million project paid for by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and AusAid—were hospitalized early Friday morning after they were attacked with rocks and sticks at a ...

Families Evicted by Railway Project File Complaint With Bank

More than 150 residents evicted from Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district to make way for a railway rehabilitation project filed a complaint yesterday with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) office in Phnom Penh, one of two principal financiers for the project, saying their relocation site ...

Three Injured by Police During Factory Protest

Three factory workers were injured yesterday during a protest in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district when more than 500 workers clashed with about 100 police officers, according to eyewitnesses and union representatives. Workers from Win Shingtex (Cambodia) Co Ltd had originally planned to march from the ...

Women’s Cancer Hospital to Open in Phnom Penh in 2015

The construction of a new $17.5 million women’s cancer hospital specializing in gynecological services will break ground this summer, one of the co-founders said yesterday. Janne Ritskes, the director of Tabitha Cambodia, an organization that works to improve the lives of poor Cambodians, said the 220-bed ...

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