Cambodian garment workers protest over alleged mass dismissal
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Around 4,000 Cambodian garment workers protested on Thursday after a factory supplying global brands including Gap and H&M allegedly fired hundreds of their colleagues for striking over conditions.
Union leaders said the Singapore-owned SL Garment Processing factory fired 720 workers on Wednesday, while more than 5,000 others were suspended after a two-week long strike.
Workers had walked out, claiming intimidation over regular factory inspections carried out by an official flanked by military police.
The workers on Thursday marched some 10km from the factory to Phnom Penh's City Hall to urge the government to intervene in the dispute.