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Court orders strikers back to work

The Kandal Provincial Court ordered thousands of striking garment employees back to work for the second time yesterday, but they will continue fighting until their demands are met, a union president said.

Workers at Ang Snuol district’s Tai Nan I, Tai Nan II and Camwell factories, which are owned by Tai Yang Enterprises, have been striking since June 25 to have their bonuses increased.

Yang Sophorn, the president of Cambodia Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), said court officials visited yesterday’s strike to demand employees return to work.

“They ordered the workers, [Cambodian Confederation of Unions president] Rong Chhun and me to stop holding strikes and to go back to work, but we refused,” she said.

Yang Sophorn said she had negotiated with the provincial department of the Ministry of Labour and company officials about the workers’ demands, but to no avail.

The Post obtained a court document yesterday filed by Sophorn in which she objects to the provincial court’s June 26 order that the strikers return to work.

Rong Chhun threatened to lead 3,000 workers from the factories on a march to the capital tomorrow if the company does not meet their demands.

Buth Thoeun, general manager of Tai Yang Enterprises, said he was waiting to see whether the workers would return to work today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at kunthear.mom@phnompenhpost.com

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