Garment Workers Demand Payout Amid Pandemic Factory Closures

Employees of the New Best Global Textile factory in Kampong Speu province urged the Labor Ministry on Monday to compel the company to compensate workers as they said the factory building’s owner had already rented out the property.

Some 40 representatives of the factory’s 763 employees gathered in front of the Labor Ministry in Phnom Penh, holding banners and petitioning the ministry to push the factory to provide workers unpaid wages and other compensation.

Nil Sam An, a supervisor at New Best Global Textile for three years, told VOD that workers had sought intervention from the Kampong Speu Provincial Labor Department since the employees were suspended and the factory owner allegedly left the country.

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