Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kampot factory employees protest workers’ dismissal

Kampot factory employees protest workers’ dismissal

Protesting garment workers gather outside Cambo TDG factory in Kampot province yesterday. Photo supplied
Protesting garment workers gather outside Cambo TDG factory in Kampot province yesterday. Photo supplied

Kampot factory employees protest workers’ dismissal

More than 400 Cambo TDG factory workers in Kampot yesterday protested outside the Korean-owned firm, demanding that 21 workers be rehired after their contracts expired.

Sithy Net, deputy secretary of the Cambodian Textile & Garment Workers’ Federation, said the company let go of the employees – 19 of them women – last Thursday.

He said most of them had been on three-month contracts despite having worked at the company for more than two years.

“The company claimed that it didn’t have much work … and wanted to reduce the number of workers, but the company announced today that it’s recruiting new workers,” he said. “They are old workers; why doesn’t the company recruit them? They have experience.”

The company paid the workers their final paycheck, but some of them still have yet to receive other exit benefits required by law, Net said.

A company representative declined to answer questions yesterday.

Mai Lai, a worker, said the released employees had previously helped other workers demand benefits from the company. “We are afraid that more workers on a short-term contract will be let go,” she said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen: Full country reopening to be decided in two weeks

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that if the Covid-19 situation remains stable for 15 consecutive days from the end of the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, Cambodia will reopen fully, albeit in the context of Covid-19 whereby people have to adjust their lives to

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Cambodia unveils new quarantine regulations

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Hun Sen: Cambodia set to fully reopen

    Prime Minister Hun Sen concludes that the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, during which many people either flocked to their hometowns for family reunion or gathered at tourist attractions across the country, has not caused an outbreak of Covid-19. In a special address to

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Cambodia seeks probe into 'false reports' on Hun Sen's alleged Cypriot passport

    Minister of Justice Koeut Rith on September 6 wrote a letter to his Cypriot counterpart Stephie Dracos requesting cooperation in investigating and providing the truth in relation to the "exaggerative and false allegations" that Prime Minister Hun Sen holds a Cypriot passport. In his letter, the