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Workers blocked near Independence Monument

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Police block garment factory workers from marching to the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Post News

Hundreds of security forces today prevented almost a thousand garment factory workers from marching to the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen in order to seek intervention.

A worker, who declined to be named, said police officers stopped them near Independence Monument.

“After we walked about 500 meters along Street 217, police stopped us but there was no violence,” the worker said.

On Wednesday, the same workers marched to the Labour Ministry after W&D fired their colleagues a factory-wide strike in December.

Earlier this month, W&D said most of the workers could be allowed to return to work. However, it said 127 were permanently sacked  for inciting other factory workers to conduct the strike.

At the ministry, officials told the workers that a solution is to be provided on Wednesday.

Full story in Friday’s paper

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