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Strikers block national road in Bavet town

Strikers block national road in Bavet town

Workers at a factory in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town blocked National Road 1 yesterday morning for about two hours over unmet demands raised during a protest that began two weeks ago.

The more than 1,000 workers of Ging Ko Cambodia Co Ltd blocked the road because the company had not agreed to continue to pay their wages during the protest, a union official said.

Toun Saren, labour dispute resolution officer of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), said that after the provincial governor intervened the protesters agreed to lift the blockade at 10am.

“The workers do not want the factory to cut their wages and bonuses during their protest,” he said.

Chheng Chhon, general secretary of the CUMW, who went to meet with the provincial governor, said the governor had urged a swift resolution to the dispute.

“The governor pushed the employer to solve [the dispute] for the workers, but I do not know if they are willing to do this,” he said.

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