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Jubilation as SL strike ends [Cambodia]

Author: Sean Teehan & Mom Kunthear, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), Published on: 4 December 2013

…[A]bout 1,000 garment workers…cheered as [a] union representative…announced the official end of the strike at SL Garment…Under the agreement [that ended the strike], SL will reinstate 19 fired C.CAWDU [Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union] leaders and activists…and keep shareholder Meas Sotha from having contact with workers…[The striking workers] walked off the job…after Sotha hired armed military police to stand guard inside the factory, a move union members saw as an intimidation tactic against them…[The] agreement came three weeks after Eng Sokhom…was killed and at least nine others injured by bullets after police opened fire on hundreds of demonstrators marching in support of the C.CAWDU-led strike…[refers to Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss]

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Related companies: Gap H&M Levi Strauss