PM Hun Sen Warns of Unrest in Garment Sector Over Seniority Pay Demands

Hun Sen warned workers that continuing to press for the bonuses could lead to the closure of two-thirds of garment factories in the country.

Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned of factory closures and further unrest as garment workers continue to protest over unpaid annual seniority bonuses.

Speaking at a meeting with thousands of garment workers in Takeo province on Wednesday, Hun Sen said the demands of the workers were unrealistic.

“Let me ask you, do we need to leave the factories to go bankrupt by collecting all the capital to provide the workers with a one-time payment and close down the factories afterward? Please consider this,” he said.

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