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Strike will continue for thousands

Thousands of workers from the Tai Yang Enterprise garment factories, which supply major US brands Levis and Gap, have vowed to continue a two-week strike today after negotiations between the company, union and Labour Ministry officials broke down on Friday. “The minister did not protect ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957301/National-news/strike-will-continue-for-thousands.html

Strike wounds slow to heal

More than 70 garment workers who claim they were sacked after a nationwide workers’ strike in September, 2010 are still waiting to be reinstated, Ath Thorn, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), has told the Post. Thorn claimed on Tuesday about ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557227/National-news/strike-wounds-slow-to-heal.html

Workers Strike at Factory Supplying US Brands

Roughly 4,000 garment workers at a factory supplying clothes for U.S. brands Gap, Levi Strauss and Old Navy went on strike yesterday and threatened to march in Phnom Penh on Thursday to demonstrate against poor pay. The demonstration took place at Tai Yang Enterprises in Kandal ...

CCU threatens capital march

Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun threatened yesterday to lead a march of more than 3,000 striking garment workers from Kandal province to the capital on Thursday if their employer refuses to meet their demands. “[Workers] have already made commitments with me to march to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070357166/National-news/ccu-threatens-march.html

Report Shows Rise in Garment Labor Disputes

Increasing discrimination by factories against unions and continued poor wages in Cambodia’s garment sector have resulted in a rise in the number of worker protests, according to a report released yesterday by the International Labor Organization (ILO). According to its periodic synthesis report on working ...

Boeung Kak 13 Vow To Continue Demonstrations

Thirteen Boeung Kak protesters released from jail Wednesday say they will continue their demonstrations until they obtain more land on a real estate development in the capital. Representatives wasted no time in meeting after their release from prison following a decision by the Appeals Court Wednesday. “The ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Boeung-Kak-13-Vow-To-Continue-Demonstrations-160703315.html

Garment workers back to table for more talks

The workers and management of the Chiang Sou undergarments factory in Kampong Speu failed to reach a resolution yesterday despite hours of attempted negotiations, only a day after nearly 200 employees went on strike demanding better working conditions. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061356761/National-news/garment-workers-back-to-table-for-more-talks.html

Boeung Kak women on hunger strike

Four Boeung Kak women convicted to two-and-a-half years in Prey Sar prison went on a hunger strike yesterday as their husbands and children led a 200-strong rally outside, the husband of imprisoned village representative Tep Vanny told the Post. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061156718/National-news/boeung-kak-women-on-hunger-strike.html

Workers' protest in Phnom Penh pays off

Garment workers who claim their employer was docking their pay for wearing shoes on the job will return to work today after their two-day strike ended with some demands being met. More than 300 workers from Horus Industrial Corp sports­wear factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856672/National-news/strike-action-pays-off.html

Boeung Kak women visited by MPs

Thirteen Boeung Kak women locked in Prey Sar prison after a three-hour trial on May 24 are threatening to go on a hunger strike in protest, an opposition Sam Rainsy lawmaker said yesterday. A team of SRP MPs, including Mu Sochua, was granted access to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060556586/National-news/boeung-kak-women-visited-by-mps.html

SL employees back to work after resolution

A resolution reached on Monday in the wake of a violent strike at two SL Garment factories that supply Levi’s and Gap resulted in employees returning to work yesterday – for the second time in days. Ek Sopheakdey, a Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056474/National-news/sl-employees-back-to-work-after-resolution.html

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 ...

Factory Says Buyers Will Go to Burma if Protests Continue

A representative of a factory that produces clothing for international clothing brands H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss warned yesterday that its buyers will place orders elsewhere if the strike for higher wages and benefits in its two factories continues. An official at the American Center for ...

Aun Pheap and Dene-Hern Chen, P. 24
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Honda strike set to roll on

More than 100 staffers protested outside a Honda NCX company in Por Sen Chey district’s Choam Chao commune yesterday because they say employees are being sacked for trying to unionise, among other grievances. Soeurn Sot, a technician at the company, said during the protest that if ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052456362/National-news/honda-strike-set-to-roll-on.html

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 ...

Levi's, Gap garment workers on strike in Cambodia

Workers at a large Cambodian garment factory that makes clothes for Levi’s, Gap and other well-known international brands are striking for more pay and better working conditions. More than 5,000 workers from the Singaporean-owned SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd. failed to reach an agreement with their ...

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-05/D9UTQ5M80.htm

Workers Pledge to Continue Strike Action in Phnom Penh

Garment factory workers on Saturday blocked Street 371 in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district for the second day and said they will continue their strike today unless factory managers give in to their demands. During Saturday’s strike action, more than 3,000 workers from the S.L. Garment Factory ...

Thousands of Striking Factory Workers Briefly Block City Road

Nearly 6,000 striking garment factory workers briefly blocked Road 371 in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Friday to bring attention to their demands for higher salaries, union officials and protesters said. Marking the third day of strike action, the mainly female workers moved into the middle ...

Cambodians Face Abuse at Seafood Factory

A Thai seafood factory supplying retail giant Walmart is continuing to violate its labor arrangements with hundreds of Cambodian workers there and could leave up to 100 of them stranded and jobless by next week, the Cambodian Legal Education Center (CLEC) said in a new ...

Garment Staff Resume Work After Deal is Struck

Garment workers from Phnom Penh’s Lim Line factory will resume work today after reaching an agreement with the factory following 11 days of protest that culminated in a violent strike Friday, a union and a factory representative said yesterday. ...

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