Cambodia: Court questions four unionist for illegal protest due to dismissal for failure to stamp timecards

Author: Yon Sineat, The Phnom Penh Post, Published on: 3 March 2018

"Unionists questioned after 'illegal protests'", 23 February 2018

Four unionists from the Cosmo Textile garment factory in Kandal province accused of starting an illegal protest were questioned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court…but their lawyer said the interrogation was not in line with court procedures because he was not informed.

Two of the unionists were first dismissed by the factory for failing to stamp their timecards, a claim denied by the pair. After organising a strike in the factory, they were summonsed to Kandal Provincial Court and arrested along with a fellow unionist. The next day another worker was arrested.

Since the dismissals and arrests, more than 100 employees have refused to work at the factory, but worker Ou Chamnan said that the Arbitration Council…had instructed workers to resume their work while it deliberated the dismissals

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