Over 1,200 garment workers have been protesting over unpaid wages and benefits from Violet Apparel (Cambodia) Co Ltd. in Cambodia, after the factory suspended its workers in May 2020, before ceasing operations on 1 July. Before its closure, Violet Apparel had a total of 1,284 workers. The workers are demanding compensation in lieu of prior notice, seniority indemnity, payment in place of unused annual leave and five days’ worth of unpaid wages during the Khmer New Year holidays in April. The president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, Yang Sophorn, has received a warning from the government due to her role in the protests.
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