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Chim Li factory workers block road

Chim Li factory workers block road

National Road 4 was blocked for about two hours yesterday while about 1,000 garment workers in Phnom Penh's Por Sen Chey district went on strike demanding government intervention to solve their grievances.

Employees of Chim Li garment factory flooded the road at about 10am yesterday, demanding a resolution to their appeal for management to reinstate a fired employee and pay a daily lunch allowance of 4,000 riel ($1), among other points, said Do Sopha, a 39-year-old worker.

Protesters left the road when assured that Ministry of Labour officials would meet with factory management and employee representatives today, Sopha said.

"We agreed to leave the road at 12, after we heard officials from the Ministry of Labour will come to find a resolution for us tomorrow at 9am," Sopha said yesterday. "But we will block the road again if we do not see any Labour Ministry officials."

Chim Li factory officials could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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