Union busting in Cambodia

Shun Xin Luggage Industry in Cambodia is refusing to renew the employment contracts of eight members of Collective Movement of Workers (CUMW) after they formed a local union.

For years, employers in Cambodia have been using fixed duration contracts (FDC) to infringe freedom of association and get rid of local union leaders. Cambodian labour law allows employers to hire workers under FDC for a period of two years, which can be extended for another two years. Workers employed under the FDCs do not have job security and are vulnerable to exploitation.  

Company management discontinued the FDCs of the local union leaders Ley Phearin, Bo Visal, Sao Phal and Yun Sokha on different dates in July and August.  

As soon as their contracts came to an end, the employers refused to renew their contracts and claimed there were no violations of workers’ rights.

In full: https://www.industriall-union.org/union-busting-in-cambodia

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