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Tien Tien workers find jobs, seek pay

Tien Tien workers find jobs, seek pay

About 90 per cent of workers from the Tien Tien factory in Kandal province, whose Chinese owner disappeared leaving some $30,000 in unpaid wages last month, have found new jobs according to staff and union officials.

Pun Sina, who is among the 150 unpaid workers, said she has been forced to find work at another Kandal garment factory, but will continue to seek reimbursement.

“I have to feed my family, but I cannot abandon such a large amount,” she said.

Former employees of the factory, which closed in August, have sought intervention from local authorities as well as the Ministry of Labour, and recently threatened to burn down the factory if the inaction continued.

President of the Democratic Independent Solidarity Union Federation Yang Phanny said that workers were demanding $40,000 in salaries as well as $10,000 in compensation.

He added that they plan to march to the National Assembly to request help from MPs and will also appeal to the prime minister.

The Kandal Labour Department could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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