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Workers protest outside the New Mingda garment factory in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Two More Unionists Suspended at Phnom Penh Factory

Phnom Penh’s New Mingda garment factory suspended two more workers who had been trying to form a union, workers said, following a protest there last week over the dismissal of another union leader.

The front gate of Eastcrown Footwear Industries with a Puma sign above it. (Independent Trade Union Confederation)

Two More Unionists Terminated Despite Puma ‘Settlement’

Workers fired from a Puma supplier after trying to start a union say two more colleagues have had contracts terminated since the weekend, and don’t know about a visit or settlement as claimed by the German athletics brand.

Hul Sokhim, center, speaking to colleagues from the SYHJ Garment factory in Kandal’s Ang Snoul district in April, 2022. (Photo supplied)

Updated: SYHJ Factory Fires 10 More Members of New Union

SYHJ Garment, a Chinese-owned factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district, fired three leaders of a newly emerging union in April, leading to a Labor Ministry directive that the terminations violated Trade Union Law protections for shop steward and union leaders. But the factory has remained defiant.