Striking garment workers from two factories in Phnom Penh have refused top return to work until they have their benefits paid as stipulated by the Labour Law, despite a Labour Ministry letter ensuring them that they will get their benefits.
Last week, thousands of garment workers from Seduno Investment Cambo Fashion rallied to demand their severance pay before the end of the year in Dangkor district, while thousands more working from the W&D factory in Meanchey district also rallied over unpaid seniority indemnity.
According to the Labour Law, factories must to pay workers a seniority payment every six months; factories must also pay severance upon conclusion of an employment contract.
The Labour Ministry on Friday issued a statement asking all factory workers to remain calm and trust that all benefits they are lawfully entitled to will be provided in due time.
However, an unnamed garment worker for Seduno Investment Cambo Fashion said that the striking workers do not trust the company enough to give it the benefit of the doubt.
Full story in Tuesday’s paper