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Protests in city, province keep going

Thousands of employees from two Taiwanese-owned factories continued striking for better working conditions yesterday.

At the Joohui Footwear Factory in Kampong Cham, thousands of workers have been protesting for two days for more benefits such as a daily lunch allowance and overtime pay, said Hok Hun, 25, a worker.

“The workers protested once in early 2013 and the company agreed to our demands, but it didn’t carry them all out so we decided to protest again.”

Meanwhile, 300 workers from the Xin Fang Garment Factory in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district continued a protest that started on August 18. They are demanding higher benefits along with the reinstatement of two unionists whom they say were unjustly fired.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a factory representative said it “does not discriminate, but it simply cannot accept them still working. So we will let the labour and vocational training department resolve this case.”

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