Tran Techseng
Workers gather outside the GFN chicken factory in Thailand’s Chon Buri province on November 11, 2020, in a photo posted to the Facebook page of labor rights group Central.

Thai Factory Agrees to Demands After Cambodian Workers’ Protest

A Thai chicken factory has agreed to demands related to overtime and allowing migrant workers to leave its compound to buy food following last week’s protest by hundreds of Cambodian laborers, the factory’s management and a labor group said.

Workers keep watch over the Dignity Knitter factory in Kandal province on October 27, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Garment Workers Still Camping Outside Factory 6 Months After Closure

Veteran garment workers have kept up a 24/7 rotating vigil outside the Dignity Knitter and Eco Base factories since before they shut in April. This week, ex-employees said they were still hoping for a payout, but until a court decision they were stuck with nowhere to go.

Authorities grab a camera during a small protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on October 23, 2020. (Matt Surrusco/VOD)

Rights Monitors, Journalists Threatened Over Taking Photos at Rally

A Phnom Penh deputy governor was among authorities who harassed rights monitors and journalists, threatening to confiscate their cameras and phones, at a small opposition rally outside the Chinese Embassy on Friday, with a media advocate calling the authorities’ actions “unacceptable intimidation.”