Labour unrest continues

An ongoing labour dispute turned violent on 1 February after striking garment workers in Kandal province said they were attacked by security guards, while in a separate case involving labour-related violence, a prominent union leader was summonsed for questioning over a scuffle he has publicly accused factory owners of planning themselves.

At about 8:30am on 1 February morning in Kandal province’s Khsach Kandal district, workers from the Starlight garment factory rallied with an outside union to march to Phnom Penh.

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