Nearly 7,000 factory workers in Pursat province’s Krakor district blocked National Road 5 on Saturday evening, demanding improved working conditions.
The workers, from Taieasy International Co Ltd, decided to block the road after protesting in front of the factory for four days without any resolution.
According to the workers’ petition, they have 12 demands, which include creating a union in the factory.
Additional demands include asking the company to be lenient over employee absences in cases when workers have family problems, suggesting that managers not look down on workers, asking the company not to fire anyone without reason and asking them to not cut bonuses.
One worker, who wished to remain anonymous, said they asked the company to create a union in order to defend workers’ rights.
“We have many issues with the company over working conditions. We need to create a union in the factory to protect our rights,” she said.
Deputy provincial governor Leng Kimleang said authorities will work with the company to find a solution on Tuesday.