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Wing Star workers hit the road

Wing Star workers hit the road

About 5,000 workers yesterday blocked a national road outside the Wing Star Shoes factory, an Asics supplier in Kampong Speu, as a strike calling for improved working conditions continued to rage on.

Employees walked off the job on Friday with 10 demands, including an additional $10 per month for lunch and transportation, but after two failed negotiations, the most recent on Tuesday, strikers moved to block National Road 3, said Chek Borin, labour bureau chief at the provincial labour department.

“We negotiated on Tuesday and the company agreed with seven points out of the 10 but workers refused and they continued striking by blocking the road,” Borin said.

Bin Srey Mom, a Free Trade Union representative, said that workers would continue to block the road today if a deal wasn’t reached.

“If we do not do that, we will not get a resolution,” she said.

Wing Star bosses could not be reached.

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