Workers from shuttered factories petition Kandal court for pay

More than 200 workers from the shuttered Dignity Knitter and Eco Base factories in Kandal province’s Takhmao City marched to deliver a petition to the provincial court on July 13 after going without pay and benefits for nearly seven months.

The workers walked more than10 kilometers from the factories to the provincial court in Takhmao City but were stopped about 500 meters from the courthouse by provincial authorities including Governor Kong Sophorn, who promised to help them with their case.

Phin Sophea, a Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) representative who was employed at Dignity Knitter factory for 14 years before the company suspended operations in March, said the group had received a positive response from officials.

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