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Union members speak to the press at a protest against the Trade Union Law in Phnom Penh last year.

Controversial Trade Union Law having desired effect?

Publication date 15 December 2017 | 00:16 | ICT

Along Phnom Penh’s infamous Veng Sreng Boulevard, 27-year-old garment worker Houn Ean was on strike yesterday for the second week in a row.

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