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Union president calls for inspectors

The president of the Free Trade Union yesterday sent a letter to the Ministry of Labour’s inspection department to monitor working conditions at M&V factories in Kampong Chhnang province, alleging excessive overtime is causing workers to faint.

“They have to work both in day and night time. It means they work double. It is because the inspectors did not go down to monitor the working conditions in this factory,” FTU president Chea Mony told the Post yesterday.

He said he did not send the letter to the provincial labour department officials because he knows that those officials cannot put pressure on the factory to change its working conditions.

“I have to take care of my members; I have to worry about my members’ safety that’s why I need the inspectors to do this case,” Mony said.

Department of Labour inspector at the Ministry of Labour, In Khemara, said yesterday that he has not yet receive the letter.

“I don’t see the letter yet and I will take a look at the problem he [Chea Mony] wrote to us,” he said.

Last month, nearly 100 workers from M&V factory fainted, allegedly due to excessive overtime.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at



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