Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia

published 02-06-2014 09:20, last modified 02-06-2014 09:34
On Friday 30th May, the court convicted and then released the 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during the violent crackdown of the wage protest in Cambodia last January. Their sentences were suspended after huge pressure from international campaign groups and unions.
Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia

[foto: LICADHO]

Garment workers across Cambodia went on strike after the Cambodian Government failed to listen to it's own committees advice and raised the minimum wage to just USD95.  Far lower than the USD 160 workers and trade unions were demanding.

On January 2 and 3 the police and military turned violent and four people were killed, 39 injured and 23 detained.

The struggle for a living wage continues. Sign our petition calling for all garment workers to receive a minimum wage.

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See also
2017 Ukraine Factsheet

Factsheet, compiled in 2017

2017 Serbia Factsheet

Compiled in 2017

2017 Hungary Factsheet

Compiled in 2017

2016 Albania factsheet

2014 Moldova Factsheet

Factsheet explaining the Moldovan garment industry

2014 Macedonia Factsheet

Factsheet explaining the garment industry in Macedonia (FYROM)

2014 Georgia Factsheet

Factsheet explaining the situation of garment workers in Georgia.

2014 Croatia Factsheet

Factsheet explaining the situation facing garment workers in Croatia.

2014 Bulgaria Factsheet

Factsheet explaining situation of Bulgarian garment workers.

2014 Bosnia & Herzegovina Factsheet

Factsheet explaining garment industry in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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