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Six unions call for pay, acquittals

Union leaders made another appeal for the Cambodian government to raise the minimum wage to $160 and rescind convictions of 25 workers arrested during deadly demonstrations in November and January.

In a press statement released yesterday, leaders of six local labour unions called on international unions to help the Cambodian government in giving in to the demands. The statement also calls for equal representation in the Ministry of Labour’s Labour Advisory Council and the withdrawal of all lawsuits against unionists.

It reads: “Despite strong support from involved partners to resolve the situation, the government has delayed from January until June 2014 and still has not resolved the problems.”

Last month, suspended sentences were doled out to 23 people arrested at demonstrations on January 2 and 3 – authorities shot at least four people dead at the latter. Two others were given suspended sentences for participating in a November 12 strike-turned-riot where police shot one bystander dead.



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