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Construction workers protest over unpaid wages

Construction workers protest over unpaid wages

About 70 workers protested at a construction site in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town on Wednesday after their employer fled leaving them unpaid since the Khmer New Year, according to a local police official.

Kao Horn, Bavet Town deputy police chief, said a few representatives of the workers filed a complaint at his Bavet town police station.

“However, the complaint doesn’t identify anyone clearly,” he said, adding that the authorities would still do their best to help them. In their complaint, the workers said they began work at the construction site, managed by a Chinese company, in March. They said they were paid that month but not since then.

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