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Council orders capital garment factory to reinstate employees

Council orders capital garment factory to reinstate employees

The Arbitration Council on Friday ordered a Chinese-owned garment factory in Phnom Penh to reinstate seven employees after finding the company had no legal reason to terminate them.

According to a copy of the council’s decision, Wanlin Zongheng (Cambodia) Garment Factory in the capital’s Russei Keo district was also ordered to provide the same wages and benefits to the employees.

Officials at the Shanghai-based company, which supplies denim clothing products to brand name companies, such as Gap, Levi’s and Old Navy, couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday.

Chhun Borady, one of the sacked workers, said she was happy with the council’s decision, but wasn’t sure whether the company would follow the order.

Workers protested at the Ministry of Labour in May claiming the company hadn’t paid their bonuses after changing its name from Su Tong Fang.

“After that, the company promised to accept us back at work, but we couldn’t come back since May 17,” Borady said.

Vong Vuthy, at the legal office in charge of international relations at the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Worker’ Democratic Union, said he would like the employer to “respect” the council’s order.

But he said the Arbitration Council’s rulings were not legally binding.

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