About 4,000 angry workers crowded National Road 6 for about 10 minutes yesterday morning after officials at a Kampong Cham footwear company kicked union officials out of a planned meeting.
The striking employees of the Chinese-owned Juhui Footwear Co, Ltd, who walked out on Friday, took to the street and blocked traffic after officials from the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union were asked to leave when they showed up for a meeting with company management, C.CAWDU member Siang Yot said.
Worker representative Soung Liza, 24, said yesterday that workers attempted to block the road many times, but she and others stopped them.
“We will protest in front of the provincial Ministry of Labour if we do not get any resolution,” she said.
Juhui officials refused to meet three of the workers’ 18 demands as they demonstrated yesterday, with the workers since demanding that they be paid for the days spent striking, C.CAWDU vice president Kong Sarith said.