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City Hall rejects CLC protest at Labour Ministry

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City Hall will not allow the Cambodian Labour Confederation to stage a planned protest in front of the Labour Ministry tomorrow to demand a minimum wage for workers in the tourism, service and agriculture sectors.

In letters, dated on Thursday and seen today, Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng informed Morm Rithy, president of the Cambodian Tourism and Services Workers Federation and Heng Choeun, president of the Cambodian Agricultural Workers Federation that CLC’s request for permission to stage the protest was rejected.

“I want to tell you that the gathering of 150 workers in front of the Labour Ministry to file a petition to demand a minimum wage and service charge planned for Monday, July 15 will not be allowed,” he said. “You can hold a protest at your office or in Freedom Park.”

Mr Sreng said the unions can assign five representatives to bring petitions to the Labour Ministry.

Full story in Monday’s Paper.

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