Cops, protesters clash in Bavet

The border town of Bavet in Svay Rieng province was again roiled by unrest and alleged violence yesterday after police used fire hoses to disperse a crowd of striking garment workers, arresting 58 of them in the morning only to release them in the afternoon.About ...

Mech Dara

Massive protest over minimum wage continues in Bavet

An unruly protest in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town entered its second day yesterday as thousands of garment workers from a number of special economic zones continued to throw stones and break windows as they demonstrated for a greater increase to the national garment industry ...

Chhay Channyda and Morn Vanntey

Workers faint en masse at coat factory in Bavet

Nearly 50 workers fainted on Saturday at a coat factory in the Tai Seng Special Economic Zone in Bavet City, Svay Rieng, a factory representative said Sunday. The incident was precipitated by one worker who fainted because she was already sick, setting off a chain reaction ...

Hay Pisey

Garment workers end strikes in Cambodia's Bavet City

Nearly all workers in two special economic zones in Svay Rieng province ended their strikes and returned to work on Monday after failing to demand a US$50 bonus from employers, Xinhua news agency reports. Kat Lot, vice president of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, ...

Bernama News Staff

Uneasy calm in Bavet as factories ordered shut

BAVET CITY, Svay Rieng province – The government has ordered all factories here to shut down until Thursday at the earliest in a bid to keep escalating strikes from spiraling out of control and spreading nationwide. “[Provincial] Governor Chieng Am said in a meeting yesterday [Monday] ...

Zsombor Peter and Aun Pheap

GMAC calls for halt to ongoing protest in Bavet’s Special Economic Zone

Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) appealed to Labor Minister Ith Samheng, and relevant institutions to immediately stop ongoing protests at Tai Seng and Manhattan Special Economic Zone in Svay Rieng’s Bavet town. Workers led by Mr. Pav Sina, President of Collective Unions of Movement of ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Strike closes most Bavet factories

All but four garment factories in Svay Rieng province were closed yesterday, as a strike of thousands of workers there continued into its second week, a labour union official said. The strike, estimated to involve about 20,000 people across the province’s Tai Seng and Manhattan special ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan

Strikes still on in some provinces

Unrest in the garment sector spread yesterday, as hundreds of workers from Kandal province demonstrated outside their factory. The 700 workers at Unity Fashion factory walked off the job after managers said they would dock wages of workers who did not show up on April 17, ...

Mom Kunthear

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. ...

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 ...

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