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Fire truck sprays down striking factory workers

More than 4,000 workers stood their ground at a protest for better benefits in front of the Sabrina Garment factory yesterday when the factory used a fire truck to spray them with water.

“They sprayed into the group of protesters for about five minutes, but no one was injured,” said Free Trade Union officer Thorn Thol.

He added that so far negotiations with the Kampong Speu factory had failed, and the workers would keep striking until the company agreed to their demands, including a minimum wage increase and money for transportation, accommodation and lunch.

The administrative officer at Sabrina Garment declined to comment. Meanwhile, about 200 workers at V-Masou garment factory in Takeo yesterday threw stones at the factory, breaking windows and doors, and blocked National Road 3, following a week-long strike for better treatment that failed to elicit a response from the company.

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