Labor Ministry Warns Union Leader Over “Incitement” of Workers

The Labor Ministry this week warned a labor leader and her union that it could be dissolved over her allegedly illegal incitement of workers to protest over a garment factory closure that left workers without contracts and compensation.

The same union, Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and two rights groups were also accused by one of the nation’s largest banks of trying to damage financial institutions’ reputations.

About a thousand workers from Violet Apparel (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. in Phnom Penh’s Toek Thla commune protested at the factory on Wednesday, demanding benefits that the union said its members were owed after the company announced an immediate termination of their contracts, CATU president Yang Sophorn told VOD on Thursday.

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