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Workers at Canteran Apparel (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. protest over unpaid wages at the Phnom Penh factory on March 25, 2020. (Supplied)

Garment Workers Strike Over Unpaid Wages Amid Virus Pandemic

Nearly 1,000 garment workers protested outside a Phnom Penh factory on Wednesday after the owner failed to pay their regular wages, which the company said was due to declining payments from buyers during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Former employees of the closed-down Great Duke Hotel raise banners demanding severance pay and benefits on January 20, 2020 in Phnom Penh. (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

Ex-Great Duke Hotel Workers Continue Compensation Demands

The owner of the shuttered Great Duke Hotel in Phnom Penh has declined to offer unpaid seniority payments and other benefits demanded by workers, while agreeing to pay compensation for unused annual leave, according to the union representing workers in the ongoing dispute.