More than 50 police officers exchanged heated words with Ocean Garment strikers yesterday afternoon, marching for over an hour to Phnom Penh Municipal Court in support of five worker representatives suspended by the company.
Mid-protest, however, the group of more than 2,500 – who have been on strike since August 11 after six workers claimed a manager sexually harassed them – were greeted by news that the Court of First Instance had imparted a court injunction to allow the five union representatives back to work.
Keo Kim Heang, another worker representative, said all workers would return to the garment factory today. Sexual harassment claims against manager Faruk Ahamed were filed last week with police and Phnom Penh Municipal Court and are still pending.
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