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Garment workers demand district intervention

About 200 garment workers on Wednesday marched from the Sun Well Shoe Factory on Veng Sreng Street to the Pur Senchey district office, demanding intervention in an ongoing dispute over their wages, a union representative said. At 7 a.m., the workers left the factory, marching out ...

Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/garment-workers-demand-district-intervention-64820/

Union leaders evade arrest, co-workers say

Two union leaders narrowly escaped arrest yesterday morning when employees on strike at a Phnom Penh garment factory forced their release from police and security guards, fellow union officials said. Seang Sambath, president of the Worker Friendship Union Federation, said WFUF vice president Mao Vannak and ...

Mom Kunthear and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-leaders-evade-arrest-co-workers-say-0

Factories not monitoring chemicals, says ministry

Following the mass fainting of hundreds of workers at garment factories last week, an official at the Ministry of Labour has raised concerns over the control of toxic chemicals. Leng Tong, director of the Labour Ministry’s occupational health and safety department, said factories should be providing ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factories-not-monitoring-chemicals-says-ministry

Mass faintings in Cambodia sicken over 200 garment workers

More than 200 Cambodian garment workers have been hospitalized after episodes of mass fainting at three factories this week, highlighting problems within an industry that is critical to the kingdom’s fledgling economy. The plants all make clothes for brands such as sportswear giants Puma SE and Adidas. Both ...

Aljazeera America News Staff
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/3/over-200-cambodiangarmentworkersfaintonthejob.html

Workers ‘locked inside’ during overtime strike

Workers at two different garment factories say that managers locked them inside their workplaces last week when they tried to participate in a boycott of overtime. Union representatives and rank-and-file employees at Kampong Speu province’s Complete Honour Footwear Industrial Cambodia Co, Ltd and Dai Yi Fashion ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-%E2%80%98locked-inside%E2%80%99-during-overtime-strike

Workers quietly trickle back

As garment union groups resume their strike today, thousands of workers plan on returning to work, largely citing financial necessity rather than ideological disagreement with the unions. The Ministry of Labour on Monday ordered union leaders to cease a nationwide strike that began nine days ago, ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-quietly-trickle-back

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