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Sabrina workers out after months in jail

Eight unionists locked in prison in Kampong Speu province since violent clashes at the Sabrina Garment factory in May and June were released on bail yesterday, court and union officials said. Cheum Rithy, a provincial judge, said he had decided to release the eight Free Trade ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sabrina-workers-out-after-months-jail

Unionists to await trial from jail cell

Eight unionists charged with incitement after a strike at Kampong Speu province’s Sabrina Garment factory will remain in custody after the Supreme Court yesterday denied their request for bail. Presiding Judge Cheum Rithy yesterday said the court is nearly finished questioning witnesses, and that the ...

Mom Kunthear, P.3
http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Questions over strike violence

A Kampong Speu judge released the vice-president and a member of the Free Trade Union on bail yesterday after the court questioned the two about their alleged roles in a violent demonstration at Sabrina Garment factory. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/questions-over-strike-violence

Unionists' jailing compared with Bandith

Since her husband was arrested in June and thrown in provincial prison to await trial, Soam Chantha, 32, has given birth to a baby boy. At the same time the men have been locked up, police have failed to arrest former Bavet governor Chhouk Bandith, ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unionists-jailing-compared-bandith

Court draws more into Sabrina case

Eight people allegedly involved in a worker demonstration that devolved into a violent clash with authorities at a Kampong Speu-based Nike supplier have been summonsed to court. Another eight arrested at the scene already await trial. The clash resulted in significant property damage and left ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-draws-more-sabrina-case

Bail Requests Denied for All Eight Unionists

The Kampong Speu Provincial Court has denied bail for eight unionists accused of instigating violence at the Sabrina Garment factory last Monday. Kampong Speu Provincial Court judge, Cheum Rithy said yesterday that he had not approved the bail request because significant work remained in questioning ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061066173/National/bail-requests-denied-for-all-eight-unionists.html

Workers given lesson in how not to faint

Education garment workers and their bosses on how to avoiding fainting is the latest strategy the Ministry of Labor is using to address a problem that has plagued the industry in the past two years, a ministry official said yesterday. Labor Ministry Secretary of State Oum Mean said he ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100959175/National-news/workers-given-lesson-in-how-not-to-faint.html

Nike seeks investigation of mass fainting incidents

Global sportswear giant Nike has asked the International Labour Organisation’s industry monitoring body to investigate the two mass fainting incidents at its supplier Sabrina (Cambodia) Manufacturing last week and report its finding to it, Nike said yesterday. “Nike has requested ILO Better [Factories] Cambodia, the industry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041255580/National-news/nike-seeks-investigation-of-mass-fainting-incidents.html

Nike Representatives Visit Factory, Talk Faintings

Representatives from US sports brand Nike yesterday visited the company’s supplier factory in Kompong Speu province to investigate the cause of last week’s mass faintings, officials from the Ministry of Labor said. Pok Vanthath, deputy director of vocational safety for the Labor Ministry’s health department, said ...

Nike Visits Over Recent Faintings at Factory

Representatives from US sports brand Nike will arrive today to investigate last week’s mass faintings at their supplier factory in Kompong Speu province, officials from the Labor Ministry and an International Labor Organization (ILO) representative said yesterday. Pok Vanthath, deputy director of vocational safety for the ...

Firm cautious after faintings

Workers deemed at risk of fainting were sent home yesterday morning after arriving at the gates of Sabrina (Cambodia) Manufacturing in Kampong Speu province, following two mass fainting incidents at the facility last week, union officials said. Ouk Lina, an administrative officer at the Free Trade ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041055526/National-news/phnom-penh-cambodia-news.html

Two-day respite: Factory shut for repairs after fainting

The Sabrina Garment factory, where 107 workers fainted on Wednesday morning, was ordered yesterday to close for two days to clean and repair its ventilation system, a Ministry of Labour official said yesterday. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040655462/National-news/two-day-respite-factory-shut-for-repairs-after-fainting.html

More Than 100 Workers Faint At Nike Factory

More than 100 female workers fainted yesterday in Kompong Speu province at a Taiwanese-owned garment factory manufacturing clothes for the US sports brand Nike, an official from the Ministry of Labor said. Pok Vanthath, deputy director of vocational safety inside the ministry’s health department, said he ...

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