Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Wage strike in Dangkor

Wage strike in Dangkor

Wage strike in Dangkor

MORE than 2,000 workers at Dangkor district’s Berry Apparel Co Ltd factory staged a strike yesterday to demand an immediate bump in their wages.

The Labour Advisory Committee last week approved what amounted to an US$11 increase in the minimum wage for garment workers that is set to go into effect in October. But protesters yesterday said they could not wait that long, and demanded that the increase be implemented in August.

Chhun Sok Hy, factory president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said landlords who rent to workers had already raised fees in response to the approved wage hike. “House owners disagree to wait until October,” he said.

Factory administration chief Bath Bel said the factory would stick with the government’s timeline.

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

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears
    Internet communications to pass through gov’t-owned firm

    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