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Factory workers hold out for more

Little more than a week after garment workers were granted a US$10 monthly increase in allowances and bonuses, thousands of workers at a number of factories joined strikes with a clear message yesterday: they need more. Workers rallied outside factory gates and some marched to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072057529/National-news/workers-hold-out-for-more.html

Rival unions’ workers displeased with pact

More than 100 Free Trade Union of Cambodia supporters gathered in front of the union’s office to express their discontent with a deal struck between the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union and their employer, Puma supplier Thai Pore Garment Manufacturing, FTU officials said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757454/National-news/rival-unions-workers-displeased-with-pact.html

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

Clash thwarts union’s march

Police clashed with strikers as thousands of garment workers from factories that sell to Levi’s and Gap were blocked as they marched from Kandal province towards the capital yesterday, union representatives said. The 4,000-strong group’s march, as threatened by Cambodian Confederation of Trade Unions president Rong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070657253/National-news/clash-thwarts-unions-march.html

Garment workers' strikes pay off

The determination of 3,000 garment factory workers in Kampong Chhnang province’s M&V factory has finally paid off. Workers will return to the factory floor today after management finally agreed to their four-point list of demands yesterday, after initially refusing to budge. Noun Sam Ol, deputy president of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062256948/National-news/garment-workers-see-strike-action-success.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 ...

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 ...

Factory Workers Continue to Strike for Higher Wages

About 4,000 garment workers from factories that produce clothing for international brands H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss continued protesting yesterday in Phnom Penh for higher wages, union representatives said. Singaporean-owned SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd. parked three large trucks in front of their Meanchey district factories ...

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

Duty calls: Strikers told they must go back to work

The Arbitration Council yesterday ordered protesting workers in Kampong Cham province to return to their factory today, as a union official reported that their numbers had swelled to nearly 3,000 outside the provincial hall in their third demonstration this week over an ongoing labour dispute. Free ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012022354680/National-news/duty-calls-strikers-told-they-must-go-back-to-work.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 ...

Fiery start for new union at factory

More than 200 workers at Shinglecom Cambodia garment factory protested yesterday outside the facility in the capital’s Dangkor district, demanding that a representative of their newly formed union be rehired. Yang Thaisan, secretary-general of the Union Federation for Labour Rights at the factory, said union representative ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120953263/National-news/fiery-start-for-new-union-at-factory.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

Protest for union trio continues

Workers and managers at Cambo Handsome 1 garment factory were continuing discussions last night after a fourth day of protest in which union leaders said more than 20 employees were injured in a confrontation with police. The workers are protesting against the suspension of three union ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011113053055/National-news/protest-for-union-trio-continues.html

Factory bows but strike continues

Workers striking for a second day at a garment factory in suburban Phnom Penh succeeded yesterday in having one of their eight demands met, as Taiwanese-owned Meroson Cambodia Co Ltd agreed to reinstate three employees allegedly fired for joining a union, a union official said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101452131/National-news/factory-bows-but-strike-continues.html

Strikers used as ‘slave labour’

About 500 of the 600 garment makers at Meroson Cambodia Co Ltd went on strike yesterday, accusing the Taiwanese-owned firm which exports T-shirts to North America of using them as “slave labour” Chey Sovan, vice-president of the Cambodian National Confederation for Labourers’ Protection, said that the main reason ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101352113/National-news/strikers-used-as-slave-labour.html

Defiance Greets World Bank's Funding Freeze

Government officials yesterday dismissed the World Bank’s recently revealed decision to freeze funding for new projects in Cambodia to protest a Phnom Penh real estate project that has forced thousand of families out of their homes. A housing rights group closely following the evictions said ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

Union makes poisoning claim

More than 70 employees continued to protest in front of a luxury resort in Siem Reap town yesterday, demanding that 18 workers be reinstated after they were allegedly dismissed for attempting to unionise.  Chhey Phi, head of the Angkor Village Resort Workers Union, claimed yesterday ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080550873/National-news/union-makes-poisoning-claim.html

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