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Labour orders issued by PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday issued extensive orders to unions, factories, workers and authorities to rid the garment industry of violent strikes, roadblocks and rights violations he says are threatening public order. “There have been many strikes and demonstrations at factories recently, and, in some cases, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032964789/National/labour-orders-issued-by-pm.html

Wage talk goes no where

Union leaders asked garment workers to go on strike and demand the $100/month wage because the factory owners were not budging from their $75 stance. Rong Chhun, President of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, said “This was the last meeting and we couldn’t ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZWQzNDYwNTM4YmY

Wal-Mart and H&M Pay $200,000 to Cambodian Workers in Historic Settlement

When tales emerge from the retail supply chain, they’re usually tragic, like the alleged sweatshop conditions at the Foxconn (HKG:2038) plants that churn out Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) products, or the 112 Bangladeshi workers who died when their factory, where clothes for Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), ...

http://www.minyanville.com/sectors/consumer/articles/WalMart-and-H2526M-Pay-2524200000-to/3/14/2013/id/48722#ixzz2NZEjJhlW

Garment Workers Go on Hunger Strike

About 90 garment workers began a hunger strike yesterday in front of the shuttered Kingsland Garment Cambodia, Co. Ltd. factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, following weeks of protests demanding unpaid wages and severance pay. “We want the owners of Walmart and H&M to know ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Wide Gap Hampers Cambodian Wage Talks

A higher minimum salary for Cambodia’s garment and footwear worker is still not within sight after talks broke down Tuesday between unions representing the workers and their employers, officials said. The garment and footwear workers unions proposed to nearly double the current minimum monthly wage of ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/wages-02262013140215.html

$2m missing: telecom staff

More than 200 employees of Telecom Cambodia demonstrated yesterday morning, demanding the company’s general director step down and that the Anti-Corruption Unit investigate the company. The strikers claimed general director Lao Saroeun had been involved in large-scale embezzlement, other forms of corruption and disrespect ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021461353/National/2m-missing-telecom-staff.html

Union files assault court complaint

The Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) filed legal complaints yesterday, following allegations on Wednesday that police had assaulted seven garment workers, including a pregnant woman. Sa’ang district police chief Chea Socheat yesterday again denied officers had been violent during a strike ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020861260/National/union-files-assault-court-complaint.html

Garment factory welcomes back striking workers

Revoking its decision to sack the vast majority of its work force for a prolonged strike, the Winson International garment factory agreed to allow the 868 workers back to work following negotiations late last month, worker representatives said yesterday. After mediation by officials from the Ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020561184/National/garment-factory-welcomes-back-striking-workers.html

Factory Wants $200,000 From Union Members After Strikes

Representatives of the Golden Gain Shoe factory yesterday demanded in court that six members of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (CCAWDU) pay $200,000 in compensation for organizing a week of strikes at the factory. Factory management has accused the leader of the factory’s ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

GMAC members double

The number of companies registering to become members of the Garment Manufacturing Association in Cambodia (GMAC) doubled last year, with more investment in value-added products. GMAC said the number of new members reached 120 last year, compared with 60 newcomers in 2011. “Labour-intensive industries in China ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013013061067/Business/gmac-members-double.html

Union warns of general strike if wage hike too small

The Cambodian Confederation of Unions warned Thursday of a general strike if proposed increases in monthly salaries are too small. “Cambodia will have a big strike exploding across all clothing and footwear factories if minimum wages are raised by only 10 percent from the basic $61,” ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YjU1ZTNmYzkyMzYzZTNjOTU3ZTEzOTFhM2ZmOGE4

Nearly 1,000 workers fired from Winson International garment factory

Eight hundred and sixty-eight workers have been fired from the Winson International garment factory after they refused to obey a Kampong Speu Provincial Court injunction last week ordering them back to work within 48 hours. Free Trade Union official Ry Sithinet said yesterday that the workers, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460953/National/nearly-1-000-workers-fired-from-winson-international-garment-factory.html

Garment factory worker strikes increased threefold in 2012

Strikes staged by garment and footwear factory workers more than tripled in 2012 compared to 2011, with more than 100,000 workers participating in at least one strike, an official of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said yesterday. “Historically, prior to any elections, we will see a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Last Tai Yang Strikers Hoping for Resolution

Workers who were left stranded after protests at three Tai Yang Enterprises garment factories dragged on for months earlier this year were waiting for a long awaited resolution when they attended the arbitration yesterday. The 53 employees of the Kandal provincial factory, which supplies Levi’s and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110659590/National-news/tai-yang-strikers-hope-for-a-resolution.html

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