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Workers clash: At factory in Kandal, fight over protest

Melees at a garment factory in Kandal province between striking workers and employees who are against the industrial action have left five people mildly injured.

Employees at the Tae Young factory began striking a week ago, calling for two administrators at the plant to be fired, among other demands, said Seang Rithy, president of the Cambodian Labour Solidarity Union Federation.

“Since we protested more than a week, the workers have clashed with each other two times already, causing about five people to be injured, but they are not seriously hurt,” Rithy said.

In addition to the firings, the demands include the reinstatement of six union officials who were fired in April, the elimination of forced overtime and the payment of wages during protests.

Lor Sopheak, vice president of Rithy’s union, said negotiations with ministry officials have not yet yielded any results.

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