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A garment solution

A garment solution

Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to the recent strike by several thousand garment workers seeking a decent wage to make ends meet.

I highly appreciate the prime minister’s decision, mentioned at a graduation ceremony on September 29, to ask the courts to cease legal action against workers by factory owners.

I also welcome his decision to request factories to allow union representatives and factory stewards to return to work as normal.

These are fruitful and positive solutions for workers and factory owners. Even though factory profits were moderately affected by the strike, there is no better option than the one the prime minister has offered.

Otherwise, the dispute between workers and factory owners will be prolonged.

Cambodian workers have not worked simply in order to become rich.

They want only a decent wage to support their families. I expect that the dispute between the two sides can be solved in an amicable and peaceful manner.

Nhem Cheabunly
Phnom Penh

Send letters to: [email protected] or PO?Box 146, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Post reserves the right to edit letters to a shorter length. The views expressed above are solely the authors’ and do not reflect any positions taken by The Phnom Penh Post.

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