Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Strikes put on pause for King Father

Strikes put on pause for King Father

Strikes put on pause for King Father

The Free Trade Union expects thousands of workers from across the country to join FTU president Chea Mony in paying respects to the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Tuesday.

“We will gather and walk quietly to pay respect to the King Father’s spirit,” he said.

“The union leaders at the factories over the country will spread this information to the workers at their factories.”

All workers, whether FTU members or not, will be welcome to join in, Mony said.

To make up for the lost day of work, workers will instead work on October 31, the national holiday that honours the late King Father’s birthday, Mony said.

Workers who had recently been on strike at the Tae Young factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district said they would join the FTU in paying their respects next Tuesday and meanwhile have suspended their strike, intended to begin again yesterday after a Pchum Ben hiatus, out of respect for the late King Father.

“We decided to cancel our plans to strike again [yesterday] because we wanted to respect our former King, and we were worried that police or military police officials would arrest us for striking during this time,” worker representative Un Bunkea said yesterday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh