Workers protest for better conditions

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More than 100 staff took part in the protest. Supplied

More than 100 workers from You Li International factory in Svay Rieng province  protested on Saturday for better employment conditions.

The demonstration outside the factory in Bavet town called for improvements on 14 points of contention, including the factory allegedly cutting the pay of workers for making small mistakes and failing to provide decent toilet facilities.

Other issues are that the company does not provide basic first aid to sick workers and that contracts for staff are issued on a month-to-month basis. The workers outlined their concerns in a letter, asking for action to address the points and suggesting all staff be employed on at least six-month contracts.

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Soum Chenda, staff member and representative of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, urged the factory to respond to the concerns of employees.

The company said the factory would give workers six-month contracts and provide hand soap for all toilets.

The firm has yet to agree what action to take on the remaining points and is still negotiating with workers.

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