Cambodian garment workers end strike as manufacturers agree to talk

    Yesterday, the tens of thousands of Cambodian garment workers who went on strike at the beginning of the week called off their action as the government intervened and arranged talks between the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia, the main industry body, and the union on September 27, to discuss the dispute over wages. According to an article on Monsters and Critics:

    Union leader Ath Thorn said 200,000 workers – more than half the industry’s workforce – had joined the strike, which began Monday.

    ‘This is a good result,’ he said. ‘We don’t want to strike. It is the last choice for us, so when the government and the company say they will negotiate, we feel happy.’

    ‘We propose a living wage as well as seniority and attendance bonuses, meals and overtime,’ Ath Thorn said of the unions’ demands.



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