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Strikers block road, burn tyres

More than 1,000 workers from the Maru Chuen garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district blocked the Veng Sreng road on the outskirts of Phnom Penh for half an hour yesterday, burning about 20 tyres and demanding a monthly minimum wage increase from $61 to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031962011/National/strikers-block-road-burn-tyres.html

Cambodia's garment workers confront multinationals

Since mid-January a group of illegally laid off Cambodian garment workers – mostly women – have been picketing the factory they worked in. Their objective was to stop the company, which closed down, owing the workers, collectively, about US$200,000 of unpaid wages, from removing the ...

http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53454

Workers continue strike as wage talks delayed to next week

Workers in the border town of Bavet continued a week-long strike Monday after a meeting to discuss wage increases was delayed for a second time to next week. Sources said all workers left the Tai Seng and Manhattan special economic zones after working for an hour. ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NDBiNTE5YTIwNTY

Labor Dispute Cases Rise in Garment, Footwear Industry

The Arbitration Council heard about 230 collective labor disputes in the garment and footwear industry involving approximately 98,000 workers in 2012, a 38 percent increase from 2011, which saw 161 cases handled, according to the council. Y Samphy, training and communications manager for the council’s Arbitration ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Garment strikers ask ministry for resolution

Some 200 garment workers who have been striking for two weeks traveled from their Kandal factory to the Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday to demand a resolution. Representatives met with officials to broker a sitdown for workers from the Master and Frank factory in Ang Snuol. “We ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010360607/National/garment-strikers-ask-ministry-for-resolution.html

Workers continue strike at bankrupt US company

A strike by 2,000 workers at a bankrupt US-owned company entered its third day Thursday, sources said. The sources said the workers at Svay Rieng (Cambodia) Garment Co Ltd, a manufacturer of hospital gowns, had a list of five demands. ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=Y2U5NDkyMzBlNjZjZDE1Y2FiNDJhMDAwOGZhMDRm

Strikes could resume, says union official

A sacked union official at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Beanteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town said yesterday hundreds of workers would strike again if he and a colleague were not reinstated after negotiations on Sunday. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012121860338/National/casino-stand-off-strikes-could-resume-says-union-official.html

Strikers know when to fold 'em

More than 300 workers from the Tropicana Casino and resort in Banteay Meanchey provinces’s Poipet town obeyed a court order to end striking and return to work yesterday and official said. Hong Prakorb, a provincial official for the Labour Ministry said more than 200 workers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/

Striking Casino Workers Court Ordered Back to Work

The Banteay Meanchey provincial court has ordered casino workers in a border town to resume work, following a five day strike over poor working conditions. The provincial court judge, Pich Vicheathor, told workers they must resume their work or be fired, workers said. The workers say ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/striking-casino-workers-court-ordered-back-to-work/1563653.html

Hundreds of workers strike at Bavet bicycle factory

About 1,000 workers at a bicycle factory in the Tai Seng Special Economic Zone went on strike Wednesday for a second day, sources said. The sources said the striking workers at Smart Tech (Cambodia) Co Ltd threw rocks at factory windows and threatened to continue ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=Y2VkYjY5OGIxM2FmNjc1OGQ3MzEzNzgwNGFiZTYw

No talks at shoe factory worker strike

A union representative in the Kandal province of Cambodia, said there had been no negotiations with management since workers struck Nov. 15 for better pay. The Phnom Penh Post reported Tuesday that the union estimates 1,000 workers are on strike, but management at the Global ...

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2012/11/27/No-talks-at-shoe-factory-worker-strike/UPI-88681354049039/

CAMBODIA: Gap calls for probe into supplier strike

US retailer Gap Inc says it has “demanded an immediate investigation” in response to allegations of harassment at one of its suppliers in Cambodia. A strike at the Ocean Garment Factory in Phnom Penh has now entered its third week, despite a court ordering the 2,500 ...

http://www.just-style.com/news/gap-calls-for-probe-into-supplier-strike_id115380.aspx

CAMBODIA: Strike continues at Gap supplier factory

A strike at the Ocean Garment factory in Phnom Penh, which supplies US retailer Gap, has entered its third week, despite a court ordering the 2,500 protestors to return to work. The unrest began on 11 August after six female employees accused their Bangladeshi manager of ...

http://www.just-style.com/news/strike-continues-at-gap-supplier-factory_id115380.aspx

Cops allegedly attacked garment strikers

Police have been accused of punching and shoving garment workers from Tai Yang and Camwell factories in Kandal province as the month-long strike over bonuses continued yesterday. Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, said 11 people had been slightly injured after being attacked ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557599/National-news/cops-allegedly-attacked-garment-strikers.html

Garment strikers set sights for capital again

Strikers from Kandal province’s Tai Yang and Camwell factories, which supply Levi’s and Gap, will converge on the capital again today to keep pressing for seniority bonuses, Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun said. The 150 workers who remain on strikewill deliver a petition to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072357560/National-news/garment-strikers-set-sights-for-capital-again.html

Tai Yang boss refutes name change allegations

Garment worker Ba Chhorvorn stands in the sweltering heat inside the small concrete brick room she calls home in Kandal province. Across the road is her workplace, a supplier to Levi’s and Gap, which her boss describes as the “five-star hotel of garment factories”. Worlds apart but ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757465/National-news/tai-yang-protest.html

Union boss accused of strike incitement

The president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions has been summonsed to Kandal Provincial Court to answer incitement and defamation allegations levied against her by the owner of the strike-plagued Tai Yang Enterprise factories. The court complaint comes ahead of major negotiations today in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157345/National-news/union-boss-accused-of-strike-incitement.html

Strikers move protest to Phnom Penh

Thousands of workers from Tai Yang Enterprise, a supplier for major brands including Levis and the Gap, will move their nearly three-week-old strike from their factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district to Freedom Park in Phnom Penh tomorrow in order to bring their petition ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057320/National-news/strikers-move-to-phnom-penh.html

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