Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Angkor art workers down tools

Angkor art workers down tools

Angkor art workers down tools

More than 300 workers of Siem Reap’s handicraft workshop, Artisans d’Angkor, went on strike Wednesday for better working conditions.

“We would like the company to offer regular work hours, give workers regular monthly salaries, provide daily pay to workers regardless of whether the company needs work,” Handicraft Workers Trade Union vice-president Tep Chouy told the Post yesterday.

He added that regular work hours are the biggest priority.

Artisans d’Angkor, which lauds itself for “improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas”, pays workers based on the quality of their work, Chouy said.

Siem Reap District Governor Tep Bun Chhay said the company and workers will meet to discuss the matter next Wednesday, adding that he has offered suggestions toward a resolution.

In the meantime: “We ordered the company to allow workers to work as normal,” he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Thik Kaliyann at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Diplomatic passports issued to foreigners to be annulled

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will move to annul diplomatic passports issued to those not born in Cambodia. Analysts say the move may be in relation to reports that former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra used a Cambodian passport to register as

  • Hun Sen warns Irish MP of EBA ‘mistake’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday told former Irish premier Enda Kenny, still a member of the EU nation’s parliament, that the 28-nation bloc should not make a “third mistake” regarding Cambodia by using the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement to “take 16 million

  • The hairy little heroes saving many lives in rural Cambodia

    IN RURAL Siem Reap province, rats dare to tread where no person will, as these hairy little heroes place their lives on the line each day for the good of the local community. The rodents are the most important members of a special team, leading

  • PM warns EU and opposition on 34th anniversary of his rule

    HUN Sen reached the milestone of 34 years as Cambodian prime minister on Monday and used the groundbreaking ceremony for a new ring road around Phnom Penh to tell the international community that putting sanctions on the Kingdom meant killing the opposition. “Please don’t forget