Sacked Cambodian garment workers reinstated after protest
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Hundreds of Cambodian garment workers sacked from a factory supplying brands including Gap and H&M were reinstated on Friday, a union leader said, after a protest forced an apparent climbdown by their employer.
Around 4,000 workers marched through Phnom Penh on Thursday in protest at the dismissal of 720 workers for going on strike over claims of intimidation by the factory owner.
They were reinstated while an apparent suspension of 5,000 other staff was lifted by the Singapore-owned SL Garment Processing factory on Friday, union leader Ath Thorn told AFP.
"After a long negotiation, the company agreed to withdraw the dismissal and allow all workers to resume their work today (Friday), Ath Thorn, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union, said.