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Over 600 workers demand missing wages

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Workers of Quality textile factory protest demanding missing wages. CENTRAL

More than 600 workers of Quality textile factory in Phnom Penh’s Por Sechey district today staged a protest demanding missing wages.

Chhorn Makara, one of the workers, said that the workers protested because they have not yet been paid for April.

Ms Makara said that each worker was paid only $30 for April and that the factory management had promised to pay them on May 25 but failed to do so.

“We demand our April wages since the company has not yet paid us. We want our wages so that we can spend for daily expense,” she said.

Labor Ministry spokesman Heng Sour said that so far 237 factories have applied for suspension, affecting 110,000 garment workers.

Mr Sour said that other 100 factories resumed their operations.

He said that 20 factories shut down their operations while 30 others have applied for closures due to lacks of orders from companies in Europe and the United States.

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