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.
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