Workers stand firm as dispute gets fiery

 

A dispute sparked by the firing of a union representative at a garment factory in the capital’s Dangkor district last week will continue until the company reinstates the employee and meets other demands of the newly formed union, workers representatives said yesterday, after a morning protest in which they set tyres aflame in front of the factory.

“More than 100 workers protested for about two hours and will do so again today,” said Yang Thaisan, secretary-general of the Union Federation of Labour Rights at Shinglecom Cambodia garment factory.

Protesters also called for better working condition, benefits and payment, and for a Chinese manager to be fired for using obscene language, Yang Thaisan said.

Workers had asked the company to join negotiations with labour ministry officials on Friday but the company had not attended, he said. 
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