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29 May 2020


Cambodia: Union leader released from jail after 2 months without trial; Union calls for her reinstatement, back pay, benefits & compensation

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"Cambodian unionist released from jail", 29 May 2020

Cambodian unionist Soy Sros was released on 28 May, after being detained without trial for nearly two months. She was jailed for a post on social media criticizing her employer, Superl Cambodia Ltd, for suspending union members, including a pregnant woman...

CUMW president Pav Sina says: “While we welcome the release, CUMW stresses that the government must drop all investigations on Soy Sros. Superl Cambodia Ltd must immediately reinstate her with full back pay, benefits and damage compensation. “We call on the company to respect the union leader’s free speech and her role as a worker representative.”...

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and factory shutdowns, Soy Sros was fighting for the rights of CUMW members, including a pregnant woman, as Superl Cambodia Ltd. announced that their employment contracts would not be renewed on 2 April...

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