Cambodian Garment Workers Protest Factory Shut-Downs, Demand Compensation

Around 300 Cambodian garment workers protested the scheduled closure of their factory in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, calling on the country’s Ministry of Labor to help them get compensation still owed them by factory owners pinched by the economic lockdown to fight coronavirus, sources said.

Hana1, which employs 800 workers, declared bankruptcy on June 22 and is now set to close, with factory representatives saying the factory can’t afford to pay its workers because of financial losses due to the spread of COVID-19.

Workers are only asking to receive money and other benefits already promised to them, a Hana1 worker named So Chea told RFA’s Khmer Service on July 1.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/garment-07012020164357.html

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