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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.”

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