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16 Apr 2020


IndustriALL letter calling on Superl Holdings Ltd to withdraw charges against Soy Sros

"IndustriALL Global Unions calls on Superl Holdings Ltd to withdraw the charges against Mrs. Soy Sros in order to end malicious prosecution against her", 16 April 2020

... I am writing this letter to you on behalf of IndustriALL Global Union... to call on your company to immediately withdraw the charges against Mrs Soy Sros in order to end the malicious prosecution against her... [T]he Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) of Cambodia, which represents the workers intimidated and harassed by the company, is affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union. We learned that Mrs. Soy Sros, a local union president of CUMW, was arrested by the police at the administrative department of the company on 2 April 2020, after she posted on Facebook a message "Superl is disrespecting the recommendations of Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodian government, it terminated employment contracts of factory workers including a pregnant worker on the ground of lack of raw material due to Covid-19”...

As you are well aware, all of your clients have clear codes of conducts that ensure freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. As part of your clients’ due diligence they have the obligation to ensure that there are no rights violations in their supply chain...

Part of the following timelines

Cambodia: Unions urge factory producing for intl. apparel brands to withdraw charges against jailed union leader released on bail; Incl. company responses

Lawsuit against labour union president (re inciting social unrest, Cambodia)