Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Workers halt blocking of road

Workers halt blocking of road

Workers halt blocking of road

Workers at the Yung Wah Industrial garment factory complex ended their two-day blockage of Takhmao town’s road 21B yesterday after government officials promised to pay their overdue salaries today, but they continued to demonstrate in front of the factory to demand other benefits.

The provincial committee tasked with resolving the dispute had inspected the factory’s equipment and decided to sell it to pay the workers’ salaries, said Um Visal, labour dispute resolution officer at the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) and a member of the inspection committee.

“We found that about 50 per cent of the factory’s equipment was gone because the employers took it out before the workers were aware that they had fled [to Singapore],” he said.

Workers’ representative Sok Phalla said the workers had agreed to stop blocking the road in return for their salaries because they needed the money to support their families and pay for rent and transport, but they were still not satisfied and would demonstrate again today for other severance benefits.

 

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at [email protected]
 

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen to ‘step down’ if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha

    Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals lose a “bet” over the future of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is on bail awaiting trial

  • ‘Historic’ Khmer Rouge tribunal Case 002/2 verdict to be delivered

    The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) are to deliver the verdict on Friday, in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, in a pronouncement hailed as a “historic event for Cambodia and the world”. The verdict from

  • Record set for world’s longest dragon boat

    Cambodia broke the world record for the longest dragon boat – a title previously held by China, Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel said on Monday. He verified the record on the east bank of the Mekong river, in Prey Veng province’s Peamro district. “With

  • Analyst: Government appointments ‘a waste of national budget’

    The government has appointed over 200 officials as undersecretaries of state, secretaries of state, assistants and advisers at various institutions since October 1. While senior officials said the appointments were aimed at ensuring higher efficiency at the national level, social analysts said the practice is merely power-sharing