Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Workers in Kampong Chhnang block road

Workers in Kampong Chhnang block road

Hundreds of workers at a garment factory in Kampong Chhnang province blocked National Road 5 for about four hours yesterday, leading to a standoff with police.

Sous Sokha, an official with the Khmer Union Federation of Workers Spirit, said it was the second day that the workers from Jiun Ye Garment had taken to the road in Samaki Meanchey district to demand better working conditions, including a $15 monthly attendance bonus.

Sokha said a minor scuffle with security forces ensued, but no one was injured.

Doung Hong, district police chief, said his officers went to “protect” workers lest a fight with those boycotting occurred.

“I will join negotiations at the factory [today] to finish this dispute,” he said. Worker representative Yin Chinreoun said protesters will block the road again today if complaints are not addressed. Factory officials could not be reached.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

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".

Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.