Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Angkor beer promoters to hold off on protests

Angkor beer promoters to hold off on protests

Beer promoters protest outside the Angkor factory in Phnom Penh last week.
Beer promoters protest outside the Angkor factory in Phnom Penh last week. Hong Menea

Angkor beer promoters to hold off on protests

The union behind the protests of 22 Angkor beer promoters, half of whom said they were fired last week for going on strike, says it will not hold renewed demonstrations on the case until after a final decision is handed down by the Arbitration Council.

The 11 promoters, whose strikes were sparked by lengthened nighttime working hours with no additional pay, said they were fired on Thursday despite an order from the council that all protesters would return to work while it deliberated on the case.

Sar Mora, president of the Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation, said the union had filed an additional complaint based on the alleged firings, which he said “completely violated the Labour Law”.

However, Mora said the CFSWF would only consider launching a campaign for the workers to be rehired once the council announces a result on the overall dispute. “The process of the council … should take almost a month,” he said.

Khieu Tola, a lawyer for Angkor beer’s parent company, Cambrew, maintained that the 11 left their jobs of their own accord due to the extra hours well before strikes even began.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen to ‘step down’ if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha

    Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals lose a “bet” over the future of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is on bail awaiting trial

  • Record set for world’s longest dragon boat

    Cambodia broke the world record for the longest dragon boat – a title previously held by China, Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel said on Monday. He verified the record on the east bank of the Mekong river, in Prey Veng province’s Peamro district. “With

  • Analyst: Government appointments ‘a waste of national budget’

    The government has appointed over 200 officials as undersecretaries of state, secretaries of state, assistants and advisers at various institutions since October 1. While senior officials said the appointments were aimed at ensuring higher efficiency at the national level, social analysts said the practice is merely power-sharing

  • Rainsy ‘fallen in own trap’, PM says as Sokha ‘bet’ defended

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended his decision to accept a “bet” offered by opposition figure Sam Rainsy involving the “release” of former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha, denying it violated the authority of the courts. The leader of the Cambodia National