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Underage employees back to work in Svay Rieng

Underage employees back to work in Svay Rieng

A six months pregnant garment factory worker and 10 of her colleagues in Svay Rieng provincial town who had been dismissed for faking their identity documentation have returned to work following mediation by the labour and vocational training department on Friday.

Department director Ou Sokhoeun told The Post on Sunday that You Li International (Cambodia) Garment Co, Ltd fired Un Somaly, the pregnant worker, and 10 others after an inspection by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) found that they had used fake documents to lie about their ages.

Sokhoeun said Somaly and the others are under 18 years old. He said the legal age limit for workers is 15 depending on the type of work.

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