Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Union gathering funds for Nepalese workers

Union gathering funds for Nepalese workers

Union gathering funds for Nepalese workers

As Nepal continues to recover from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake last month that killed more than 7,500 people, a Cambodian labour group is passing the hat for Nepalese union employees who are now out of work.

The Cambodian Labour Confederation (CLC) is collecting donations for the union members after they received solicitation letters from two Nepalese labour organisations, the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions and Nepal’s National Trade Union Congress, CLC president Ath Thorn said yesterday.

Thorn added that both CLC and the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), of which he is also president, will donate funds from their own coffers as well.

“We have got letters from them; they are asking for immediate intervention for workers while this is happening . . . A lot of businesses will be closed and there will be no work to do,” Thorn said yesterday.

“We are committing money from the [C.CAWDU] union, [CLC] confederation and other people who will join us.”

While unsure of how much money they will be able to send to Kathmandu, Thorn said he felt compelled to give as much as possible.

“Some of the workers’ homes were destroyed, some have nothing to eat,” he said.

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