Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Brewery strike pays off for staff

Brewery strike pays off for staff

Brewery strike pays off for staff

Staff at a brewery that produces Angkor Beer returned to work on the weekend after management agreed to a strike-ending $30 raise on Saturday.

More than 1,000 workers at Cambrew Ltd in Preah Sihanouk province walked off the job on Thursday after a month of wage-increase negotiations broke down the day before, said Cheng Sophak, chief administrator at the brewery.

“Management will raise wages for all employees, not just those who protested,” Sophak said. “Even administrators will receive a $30 increase.”

With the raise, workers will now earn at least $150 per month after a probationary period, during which they will earn $120. In addition to the raise, employees have demanded managers, who are largely Malaysian, treat them with more respect, said a member of Cambrew’s marketing staff.

“During the settlement, staff asked section chiefs not to look down on Cambodian workers,” the worker . “Please respect the people from your host country.”

MOST VIEWED

  • Serious flooding across country

    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Malaysian MP calls on his government to take stand on Cambodian elections

    A Malaysian parliamentarian raised concerns in his country on Wednesday about Cambodia’s July 29 national elections and urged his government to clarify its position on the subject, the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said on Thursday. Wong Chen, a member of the People’s

  • Troop moves ‘won’t worry people’

    Senior officials at the Ministry of Defence and National Police said on Tuesday that riot training provided to the country’s police forces were aimed at preventing unexpected demonstrations and strikes before and after the July 29 national elections. The troop mobilisation, they said, would not