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SL protester, 15, released after months

A juvenile suspect held on charges of violence and criminal damage for his part in the SL Garment workers strike last November has been released on bail. The 15-year-old suspect was released under court supervision yesterday, after an appeal was launched against his pre-trial detention. ...

Lieng Sarith
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sl-protester-15-released-after-months

SL reps, unionists to sign deal to end strike

A nearly four-month strike, punctuated by a violent clash between unionists and police that left one bystander dead, could come to an end this afternoon. Officials from SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd and the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) – which represents a ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sl-reps-unionists-sign-deal-end-strike

No consensus on next move in SL drama

After the management of an embattled garment factory this week refused to follow a government order to reinstate 19 dismissed union leaders and activists, unionists and observers are at a divergence of opinion over how the state should respond. “It’s fairly unprecedented,” Dave Welsh, country director ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-consensus-next-move-sl-drama

Factory rejects order to rehire 19 workers

Flouting a government order, representatives of SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd yesterday refused to rehire 19 union representatives and activists during a meeting with the Ministry of Labour. Rehiring the 19 has been the key sticking point in ending the three-month-old strike, which erupted into violence ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factory-rejects-order-rehire-19-workers

Police Deny Responsibility for Shooting Civilians

Police on Wednesday denied any responsibility for the shooting death of a street food vendor after they fired live rounds during clashes with garment factory workers in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Tuesday, with a government spokesman saying the security forces can use “any means” ...

Lauren Crothers and Phann Ana
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-deny-responsibility-for-shooting-civilians-46937/

Cambodian police send 2 suspects to court after deadly clash in garment protest

The Phnom Penh Municipal Police on Wednesday sent two suspects to court with the charges of ” vandalism and causing injuries on police” in a Tuesday’s clash between the police and protesting garment workers, which resulted in the death of a woman and several injuries. Eang ...

Global Times News Staff
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/824631.shtml#.UoQswPlgd8E

SL strike ‘bad’ for industry’s rep, says union

A labour union representing a minority of workers who have been striking at SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd for nearly three months released a statement yesterday, calling the strike bad for the industry’s reputation. Without specifically mentioning the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sl-strike-%E2%80%98bad%E2%80%99-industry%E2%80%99s-rep-says-union

New hope for SL strike resolution

With union and company officials at one of Asia’s largest garment factories making no progress in resolving a strike that has lasted nearly three months, a pair of labour relation groups are working on an agreement that all sides hope will end the deadlock. officials from ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-hope-sl-strike-resolution

Fears SL strike could get ugly

Union officials fear violence that occurred at two separate rallies in front of the SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd factory last week will continue at one scheduled this morning. About 10 SL strikers were injured during demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, when uniformed and plain-clothes SL ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fears-sl-strike-could-get-ugly

Stones, bottles traded at SL Garment protest

Broken bottles and stones flung by security guards at striking garment workers who blocked the road in front of the factory yesterday morning injured about 10 people, worker representatives said. The attack allegedly occurred at around 7:30 am, after about 500 employees at SL Garment Processing ...

Mom Kunthear, P.5
http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Home for the holidays

Still agitated 20 minutes after the rally in front of SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd had dispersed yesterday, Choem Som Im held up seven fingers as she jerked her arms forward and spoke in an equally sharp tone. The dilemma, faced by many garment workers, ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/home-holidays

Union wary of possible crackdown

Preparing for a demonstration expected to draw thousands of garment workers this morning, Ath Thorn, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), said yesterday that he feared the possibility of a heavy-handed military police response. About 4,000 workers gathered at SL ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-wary-possible-crackdown

Cambodian garment workers rally over jobs

Around 4000 Cambodian garment workers are protesting after a factory supplying global brands including Gap and H&M fired hundreds of their colleagues for striking over conditions. Union leaders said the Singapore-owned SL Garment Processing factory fired 720 workers on Wednesday while more than 5000 others were ...

MSN NZ News Staff
http://news.msn.co.nz/worldnews/8718648/cambodian-garment-workers-rally-over-jobs

Hundreds fired after garment strike ends

Management at one of Asia’s largest garment producers yesterday fired at least 600 employees, days after thousands returned to work following a two-week strike. Most of the workers fired by SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd – which supplies Gap, Levi’s and H&M – were members of ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hundreds-fired-after-garment-strike-ends

SL strikers go back to work today

Thousands of striking garment workers are set to return to work today, as more than two weeks of demonstrations at one of Asia’s largest garment factories come to a close. Meas Sotha, a shareholder at SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd, and Kong Athit, vice president of ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sl-strikers-go-back-work-today

Strikers descend on ministry

Shouting their demands and trying to force their way through the gate, thousands of striking garment workers rallied in front of the Ministry of Social Affairs to no avail yesterday. The strikes came the morning after management posted a notice saying some 6,000 striking workers ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/strikers-descend-ministry

Labour negotiations begin at SL Garment factoy

A meeting between factory management and representatives of more than 5,000 striking workers at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories yielded no progress. Ken Loo, secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia, has called the strike illegal because workers failed to notify the company ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-negotiations-begin-sl-garment-factoy

Strike grows as another factory walks

About 1,000 workers at one of Asia’s largest garment-processing factories have joined more than 4,000 who began a strike last week, as union workers demanded the company meet nine conditions, including severing ties with a shareholder. Employees at the SL2 factory of SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/strike-grows-another-factory-walks

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