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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.

Sieng Sambath, president of the Federation of Friendship Unions, said yesterday he was concerned that the situation at the factory could descend into violence if workers’ demands were not met.

“The workers are very angry with the factory,” he said.

“That’s why they blocked the road, and I am afraid they will do something bad to the factory if they cannot control their anger.”

An International Royal Fashion official, who declined to be named, said yesterday that a court injunction ordering the strikers back to work in 48 hours had been issued, but the workers had refused to comply with it.

“The company cannot accept them as workers any more if they do not respect the court injunction,” he said. 

 

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

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