Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Striking KRT staff to get company on picket line

Striking KRT staff to get company on picket line

Nearly the entire national side of the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges yesterday announced it would join strikes at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, which have been ongoing since September 1.

In a letter sent to the Office of Administration, the seven OCIJ staffers write that they will begin striking on Monday as they do not see “any quick solutions as expected”.

Co-Investigating Judge You Bunleng is the only national staffer in the office not joining the work stoppage.

Salaries for the national side have not been paid since June, and more than 140 staff members from most of the court’s departments are now striking, spokesman Neth Pheaktra said.

“We are very concerned [about the] eventual delay of the judicial process if the financial crisis will be not resolved as soon as possible,” he wrote in an email, adding that nearly all staff save the highest-ranking members were currently on strike.

Already, the strikes have led to a slow-down. Trial Chamber president Nil Nonn yesterday agreed to push back the deadline for closing briefs by a week in recognition of the impact work stoppages have had.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".