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2 Jun 2020

Clean Clothes Campaign

Cambodia: Unions outline demands to be met by pressure on Superl factory owners & intl. buyers

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"Live-blog: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains", 2 June 2020

According to reports from the CCC network, Superl management is in the process of applying all procedures for the withdrawal of the legal complaint against Mrs Soy Sros, local union president of the Collective Union of Movement Workers (CUMW). Although this has been received as a step in the right direction, the CUMW reiterates that it is not clear how long this will take. Since being released on bail, there have been at least two negotiation meetings regarding the withdrawal of accusations. Trade unions and labour rights organisations, including CCC, are still fighting for the following demands to be met, by pressure on the factory owners and the buyers, Michael Kors and Kate Spade:

  1. All charges against Mrs Soy Sros must be dropped;
  2. Mrs Soy Sros to be immediately reinstated in her role at the factory;
  3. Mrs Soy Sros to receive back pay for wages lost during her detention, also accounting for the harm to her reputation;
  4. Ensure that workers' rights and FoA is fully  respected and that Mrs. Soy Sros will not be retaliated against upon reinstatement.