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Union leader hurt in strike

Thousands of garment workers went on strike yesterday demanding higher wages, fees for transportation and housing, and in one case, the elimination of smelly odours caused by a fish farm near their factory. Workers burned tyres and one union leader was allegedly assaulted with an electric ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050355951/National-news/union-leader-hurt-in-strikes.html

SH protesters to keep striking

More than 700 workers at the SH International factory in the capital’s Po Sen Chey district have vowed to keep striking, despite the Ministry of Labour saying it could not help solve their dispute because their demands were “excessive”. The workers protested again yesterday outside the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012042455736/National-news/sh-protesters-to-keep-striking.html

Walmart intervention sought at Thai factory

A large North American union has called on US retail giant Walmart to take immediate action against one of its seafood suppliers in Thailand accused of holding Cambodian workers in debt bondage while barely providing them with enough money to eat. The United Food and Commercial Workers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041855630/National-news/walmart-intervention-sought-at-thai-factory.html

Strike at seafood giant

About 800 Cambodian workers in Thailand went on strike yesterday against a major global seafood exporter they accuse of exploiting them. The factory, which has been identified by workers and rights groups as Phatthana Seafood Co Ltd in Thailand’s Songkhla province, allegedly scrapped a 20 baht ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040955512/National-news/strike-at-seafood-giant.html

Workers vow to keep striking

More than 400 workers at the Hwa Sin Print  factory, in the capital’s Choam Chao commune, had resumed their strike yesterday after management failed to meet their demands, a union official said. Khat Lot, vice-director of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, said workers had ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031655060/National-news/workers-vow-to-keep-striking.html

Mixed results for protesters

Two protests by garment factory workers in Phnom Penh yesterday achieved very different outcomes. One strike will continue today, but the other ended when company management agreed to workers’ demands. Din Sam Ath, president of the Cambodian Federation of Labour Unions, said the company would comply ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031555047/National-news/mixed-results-for-protesters.html

Workers 'win' after Kandal factory strike

Nearly 2,000 workers at a Kandal province garment factory had returned to work on Saturday and 6,000 more planned to return today after nearly three weeks of strikes, company and union representatives said yesterday. Yung Wah Factory administrative director Ing Minchuan confirmed yesterday that the roughly ...

Fainting factory dispute

The Kampong Chhnang provincial labour department has agreed to mediate an ongoing dispute between workers at a garment factory in the province and their employer over alleged violations of the Labour Law. Pov Sitha, director of the provincial labour department, said workers at the M&V International ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120553140/National-news/fainting-factory-dispute.html

Case pleaded to prime minister

More than 100 workers from Cambo Handsome One garment factory gathered outside the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday and Saturday, after urging him on Thursday to intervene in a dispute with the factory’s Korean owners. The move followed an appeal to the Ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120553142/National-news/case-pleaded-to-pm.html

Strikers ordered back to work

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court ordered on Tuesday that workers striking at Cambo Handsome 1 return to work within 48 hours and banned them from striking in front of the garment factory, in the capital’s Dankgor district. Seang Sambath, president of the Federation of Friendship Unions, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120153078/National-news/strikers-ordered-back-to-work.html

Garment staff get pay, push for labour rights

Garment workers who went on strike over delayed payment of wages and other alleged violations of labour law on Tuesday morning were paid on Wednesday by management at the Chea Ieng garment factory in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Factory employee Sun Sopheak said yesterday that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111152705/National-news/garment-staff-get-pay-push-for-labour-rights.html

'Brand aid' failing workers

A strike this morning at a garment factory located near the bend of a dirt road in Bonal Sa-ith village in Sen Sok district underscores the need for enhanced enforcement of labour legislation, the president of the Free Trade Union said yesterday. Chea Mony also said ...

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K Chhnang court suspends 15 from M&V Factory

Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court on Tuesday gave permission to M&V International Manufacturing garment factory to suspend two Free Trade Union representatives and 13 other workers after they allegedly instigated an illegal protest earlier this month, a court official said Wednesday. Penh Vibol, provincial chief prosecutor, said ...

Mass strike ended by Arbitration Council

MORE than 4,000 workers ended a four-day strike outside the M&V factory in Kampong Chhnang province yesterday after the Arbitration Council intervened, issuing an order for them to return to work. The workers, led by the Free Trade Union of Workers in the Kingdom of ...

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Skirmish as factory strike continues

MORE than 4,000 workers at M&V Manufacturing International’s garment factory in Kampong Chhnang province continued to strike for a fourth day yesterday, as a union president urged Prime Minister Hun Sen to force the company to reinstate 20 fired workers. Free Trade Union president Chea Mony ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101152046/National-news/skirmish-as-factory-strike-continues.html

Fainting factory goes on sick-leave strike

More than 100 workers at a garment factory hit by a mass fainting incident in late July went on strike yesterday to demand the dismissal of a supervisor they accused of denying them the right to take sick leave. The strike at Hung Wah (Cambodia) Garment ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011092251804/National-news/fainting-factory-goes-on-sick-leave-strike.html

Bonus agreement in garment worker strike

Zhen Yong Garment Factory Co Ltd has agreed to some of the demands of about 400 workers who went on strike last week, including paying annual bonuses early next month Prum Veasna, deputy of the labor dispute department at the labor ministry, said yesterday that the ...

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Garment workers 'can't go on like this'

Nearly 400 workers at the Zhen Yun factory in the capital’s Russei Keo district went on strike yesterday after not receiving annual bonuses or appropriate overtime pay. The workers also said they were poorly treated by management While the factory workers were striking, a Free Trade ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011091651689/National-news/garment-workers-cant-go-on-like-this.html

Arbitration council orders an end to strike

The Arbitration Council has ordered more than 700 workers at the Wei Xin garment factory to end a week-long strike they have staged in protest against a spate of issues they have with the company over contracts and payment. A decision handed down on Saturday by ...

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Firing pregnant staff triggers strike

More than 500 workers at a garment factory in suburban Phnom Penh went on strike yesterday over what they described as their employer’s history of disregarding labour laws, including firing pregnant employees.  Taiwanese-owned Nan Kuang Garment (Cambodia) allegedly forces staff to work overtime, employs under-age ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080550875/National-news/firing-pregnant-staff-triggers-strike.html

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