Harrassment of garment workers striking in Cambodia

Tens of thousands of workers undertook strike action earlier this week to demand an increase in the minimum wage. Many workers were harrassed and some beaten. Many have had their employment terminated despite the strike being legal under Cambodian Labor Law.

It is also being reported that the leaders of the unions will soon have court summons issued to them.

The current minimum wage for garment workers in Cambodia is USD 61 dollars per month. Unions estimate the living wage for a worker in Phnom Penh is at least 91 USD per month. Continue reading