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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

Wage demands: Workers hit streets in bid for pay rise

More than a thousand garment workers went on strike yesterday morning to demand a minimum wage increase and better working conditions, following the failure of minimum wage negotiations between unions and employers on Monday. Some 600 workers in Kandal province yesterday protested in front of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031361905/National/wage-demands-workers-hit-streets-in-bid-for-pay-rise.html

Demand for wage increases rejected

Cambodia, with over 400 garment and footwear factories, has become an Asian clothes manufacturing center, and hugely profitable for the factory owners They have rejected a demand by the Cambodian Confederation of Unions to double the minimum monthly wage of factory workers from $61. The ...

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Demand+wage+increases+rejected/8044435/story.html#ixzz2MYys4mpC

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

Minimum wage may rise for Cambodian garment workers

The Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour has scheduled a meeting on February 26 with representatives of various unions to discuss the new minimum wage for garment workers in the country. However, the Ministry expects the various workers’ unions to agree on what the new wage should ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=120969

Court sets date for new hearing in Bandith case

The Appeal Court has set a hearing date in a case against former Bavet town Governor Chhouk Bandith, who stands accused of shooting three protesting garment workers last year. In December, the Svay Rieng Provincial Court dropped charges against the official, only to see the case ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020761233/National/court-sets-date-for-new-hearing-in-bandith-case.html

Hundreds of strikers block road in Phnom Penh

More than 700 workers from the International Royal Fashion garment factory, in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, blocked the Veng Sreng road yesterday for about four hours to show their dissatisfaction with their employer’s failure to respond to their demands. An International Royal Fashion official, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012560974/National/hundreds-of-strikers-block-road-in-phnom-penh.html

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

Factory workers complain over low wages

Factory workers complain that their low salaries are not keeping track with the price of goods and services. Phoeun Sreyleak, 20, said she gets $70 a month including bonuses for health care and rent. “My basic wage is only $58,” she said. “My friend gets 2,000 riel ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=14&token=NTgwYjBiZDU0MGY2NDQ2NWM3NDg1MjI3OGE4Yjg1

Cambodia’s garment exports grow in 2012

The exports of garments and textiles from Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia grew to US$ 4.61 billion, up nine percent over total textiles and garment exports worth US$ 4.24 billion made in 2011, according to The Phnom Penh Post report. However, the rise in garment ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=120092

Masseuses protest sackings

Noise from a loudspeaker yesterday cut through the usual peace on street 282 in Phnom Penh’s Beoung Keng Kang 1 neighbourhood, as five former massage workers at upscale spa Aziadee protested the sudden termination of their contracts. Waving posters in front of the shop ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011760832/National/masseuses-protest-sackings.html

Thousands protest outside Gladpeer Garment Factory

More than 2,000 workers demonstrated in front of Phnom Penh’s Gladpeer Garment Factory yesterday, demanding a higher minimum wage and several other concessions. The workers decided to strike after the Por Sen Chey district factory did not respond to repeated requests to raise their monthly minimum ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011560786/National/thousands-turn-out-for-strike.html

Striking Casino Workers Court Ordered Back to Work

The Banteay Meanchey provincial court has ordered casino workers in a border town to resume work, following a five day strike over poor working conditions. The provincial court judge, Pich Vicheathor, told workers they must resume their work or be fired, workers said. The workers say ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/striking-casino-workers-court-ordered-back-to-work/1563653.html

Union representatives summoned

Union leaders representing workers on strike at the Tropicana Casino and Resort were served with a summons by the Banteay Meanchey provincial court yesterday after a complaint by the casino’s management. The court summons came around the time Sum Sam Ith, the Tropicana representative, sent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012121160209/National-news/union-representatives-summonsed.html

Protests call for workers to be rehired

Nearly 100 workers held a strike inside Phnom Penh’s Conpress Holdings jeans factory yesterday to demand the company allow four fired workers to return to work. The Seak Meanchey district factory, which employs more than 1,000 workers, fired the four in August because they attempted to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092658907/National-news/protest-calls-for-workers-to-be-rehired.html

Tide changes at Ocean as factory pays strikers

Ocean Garment, the Phnom Penh-based clothing manufacturer at the centre of sexual harassment claims and an illegal strike that lasted more than two weeks, has agreed to compensate more than 2,500 workers for wages lost during the protests, a move union advocates have highlighted as ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091058601/National-news/rare-win-for-ocean-garment-strikers.html

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