Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Workers get reinstated after court’s injunction

Workers get reinstated after court’s injunction

Workers get reinstated after court’s injunction

Hundreds of workers who were fired from a Phnom Penh garment factory returned to work yesterday after Phnom Penh Municipal Court filed an injunction on Monday requiring management to reinstate them.

About 80 per cent of the approximately 1,000 employees terminated from Chbar Ampov district’s Huey Chuen factory in September resumed work yesterday, said Fa Saly, president of the National Trade Union Confederation.

Workers lost their jobs after participating in demonstrations supporting better wages and benefits for Huey Chuen employees. “We are happy with the court injunction, but the workers will protest again if they do not get the benefits and wages they demanded,” Saly said.

The Arbitration Council is scheduled to announce their decision on the dispute on December 18.

MOST VIEWED

  • US to ramp up sanctions after ‘flawed’ national polls

    At a press conference on Wednesday, the US State Department announced that it would expand visa sanctions on the Cambodian officials and individuals it deems responsible for “undermining democracy” in Cambodia. At the briefing, spokesperson Heather Nauert reiterated that the department regarded the July 29 elections

  • US names new ambassador to Cambodia

    US President Donald Trump on Friday appointed W Patrick Murphy as the new US Ambassador to Cambodia, replacing incumbent William A Heidt. A press release posted on the White House’s website said nominee W Patrick Murphy is currently acting principal deputy assistant secretary at

  • Kingdom is at a crossroads between East, West after poll

    It was dubbed a success by caretaker prime minister Hun Sen after the electoral victory of his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which is poised to take all seats in the National Assembly. But the July 29 national election has not been positively looked at by

  • Final poll results confirm first single-party Assembly

    IN an unprecedented situation in Cambodian politics, the official results of the July 29 national elections have declared that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take all 125 seats in the National Assembly on the back of it receiving 76 per cent of the votes. The National