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15 Feb 2019

Sen David, Khmer Times

Cambodia: Former garment workers protest sackings & demand reinstatement

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"Former garment workers protest sackings", 15 February 2019

More than 100 former workers from the W&D factory... held a protest to demand their reinstatement after they were sacked for inciting a strike.

.. a Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union legal officer... said the company fired 1,200 workers last month after they went on strike to demand seniority indemnity. The factory then accepted most workers back, except for 127, after negotiations with Labour Ministry officials.

He said that in a letter... W&D announced that it would take back 1,173 workers and gave them three days to report for work. The company said it would not take back the 127 workers because they incited the others to go on strike, Mr Yaut said.

“The company released the names of the 127 workers and said it would not reinstate them because it found that they persuaded the workers to strike which affected the company’s revenue,” he said...