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Firm tells bus drivers to stop protests, or else

Former Capitol Bus Company drivers protest in Phnom Penh yesterday morning, claiming they had been wrongly fired.
Former Capitol Bus Company drivers protest in Phnom Penh yesterday morning, claiming they had been wrongly fired. Hong Menea

Firm tells bus drivers to stop protests, or else

A local bus company has threatened legal action against disgruntled former employees if protests outside of its Phnom Penh offices don’t stop.

Dozens of former Capitol Bus Company drivers have been protesting in front of their ex-employer’s office for the past eight days, claiming that they were unduly sacked.

At a press conference at the office near O’Russey Market yesterday, the company’s lawyer, Khiev Van, said a complaint had already been filed with the municipal court, but a subsequent warning was ignored.

“The court ordered the union and confederation not to take any action in front of the company. The order of the court was due to be enforced from January 1 to make sure that the protest ended, but they still protest until today”.

Van said those who refuse to stop protesting will face legal action. But protesters yesterday said they were unafraid.

Hin Moeun, a representative of the fired drivers who had himself worked as a driver for five years before being laid off, said protests would continue until “justice” was found.

“We are not afraid of the company’s warning, because the company [is the one that] has violated the law,” he said.

Moeun added that the drivers were only fired because they had unionised.

Dozens of policemen remained stationed outside of the office yesterday.

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