labor dispute
Workers camp outside Phnom Penh’s Canteran Apparel factory on Veng Sreng Blvd on July 21, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Canteran Workers Take Partial Compensation but Continue Protest

Some 320 Phnom Penh workers who have been protesting and camping outside their shuttered garment factory for months have taken partial compensation as arranged by the Labor Ministry, but are keeping up their labor action saying they want the remainder paid out.

Workers gather outside the New Mingda garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district on August 24, 2022. (Supplied)

Garment Factory Workers Protest Dismissals

Hundreds of workers at a Phnom Penh factory protested on Wednesday after five of their colleagues from the quality control department were fired, though they were reinstated after negotiations.

Security officers surround NagaWorld protesters, who breached a road barrier, in Phnom Penh on July 12, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Unions Say Hun Sen Should End NagaWorld Dispute

Unions and NGOs have asked the Prime Minister Hun Sen to intervene in the prolonged NagaWorld strike action, which has reached a stalemate with small protests occurring weekly and the Labor Ministry saying the case was out of its hands.

Workers at Canteran Apparel have set up camp on the sidewalk in front of the factory. The protestors claim the propety owner evicted them from staying on the factory premises on June 8, 2022. (VOD/ Hean Rainsy)

Factory Protestors Start Camping Out on Roadside

Workers seeking compensation from the shuttered Canteran Apparel garment factory have moved their tents to the sidewalk after they were made to leave the factory compound, they said.