800 garment workers on peaceful strike

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) – Some 800 workers from a Taiwanese-owned Yu Da Garment Industry (Cambodia) Co., Ltd protested Saturday to demand better working condition and pay.

The workers at the factory in Kakap commune in Porsen Chey district on the outskirt of the Phnom Penh capital, were demanding Seav Ling, head of packaging section, be removed, 2,000 riel allowance (USD0.5) per day for food, USD15 for rent and transportation, and USD20 for skilled workers, and other demands. 

Lour Sopheak, Secretary General of Khmer Power Federation Union, said that the workers protested after the factory employers rejected to negotiate with worker representatives over their demands. 

Yu Da Garment factory employs around 1,000 workers. – See more at: https://web.archive.org/web/20150908013803/http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/800-garment-workers-on-peaceful-strike-5915#sthash.TjNAmfT6.dpuf