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Former garment workers petition ministry for severance pay

A Ministry of Labour official receives a petition from garment factory representatives in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photo supplied
A Ministry of Labour official receives a petition from garment factory representatives in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photo supplied

Former garment workers petition ministry for severance pay

About 40 former Global Apparels Limited workers marched to the Ministry of Labour yesterday to submit a complaint requesting assistance in obtaining benefits they claim are owed to them under the Labour Law.

The complaint, signed by three unions – Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Cambodian Youth Power Union League and Labour Union of Cambodia – demands that the company pay severance pay and other benefits to more than 600 workers who were terminated on Thursday.

According to a company representative, who declined to give his name, the company offered a severance package equivalent to 5 per cent of the workers’ salary over the period of their contract, and about 300 accepted.

“Some people might not want to accept the 5 per cent,” he said. “They want more.” The company will close in October.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour has set a time frame to establish next year’s minimum wage for the garment sector. Discussions are slated to begin in July, with the new wage going into effect next April, according to a press release.

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