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Freedom Balloons
by geertjan published 10-02-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Relatives and friends of the unfairly imprisoned Cambodian union leader Sous Chantha gathered in front of the prison to protest his detention. They launched dozens of balloons, hoping that Sous Chantha himself would also get a glimpse of the action from within the prison walls. In December, the CCC issued an urgent appeal to demand his immediate release.
Located in News / / 02 / 10
Over 300 Striking Garment Workers Still Victimised
by geertjan published 11-01-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:25 — filed under: ,
Thanks to all of you who took action after our appeal in January: since then over a 160 workers who had been dismissed after striking for better wages have got their jobs back. Pressure on international brands that subcontract production to these factories, like Gap, H&M and Zara, has yielded substantial results, but more remains to be done.
Located in News / / 01 / 11
Cambodian Trade Union Leader Arrested
by geertjan published 14-12-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:24 — filed under: , ,
This appeal is no longer active.
Located in News / / 12 / 14
Update Cambodian Strike
by geertjan published 15-12-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 16:03 — filed under: ,
On November 18th Sous Chantha, a trade union leader, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Unions (C.CAWDU) believes this arrest to be a frame-up in order to disturb his union activities. Sous Chanta risks 2 to 5 years in jail.
Located in News / / 12 / 15
Cambodia wages strike: Sacked workers still waiting for justice
by geertjan published 11-11-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
787 Cambodian workers are still waiting for reinstatement almost two months after they were sacked for participating in a strike for better wages. CCC has contacted the major buyers from the factories involved, including Gap, Zara and H&M, to demand that these workers are allowed to return to work immediately.
Located in News / / 11 / 11
Garment Workers In Cambodia On Strike
by geertjan published 13-09-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On Thursday 16 September Cambodian union leaders decided to a temporary cessation of a mass strike calling for a living wage of 93 US $. The strike started on Monday 13 September with 60.000 workers but won quickly in importance with 200,000 participating workers in over 90 factories at the moment of cessation. The government invited the unions for a negotiation meeting that will take place on September 27. This is occurring in an on-going climate of threat of retaliation for supporting the striking worker rights.
Located in News / / 09 / 13
Over 200 Cambodian trade union leaders suspended or illegally dismissed after mass strike ends
by geertjan published 24-09-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:22 — filed under: , ,
The CCC is asking garment brands and retailers sourcing from Cambodia to ensure that 261 factory unionists who have been unfairly dismissed or suspended from work are immediately reinstated in their factories. The CCC is also deeply concerned about reports of ongoing violence against trade unionists and labour-rights activists, legal threats against organisers, and court-sponsored retaliation against union members.
Located in News / / 09 / 24
Good News: Release of Born Samnang and Sok Samoeun
by geertjan published 05-01-2009 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , ,
Good News for the New Year! After nearly five years in prison, two innocent men who were convicted of killing Chea Vichea, then president of the Free Trade Union of the Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), have been provisionally released from prison pending a retrial.
Located in News / / 01 / 05
Cambodian Trade Union Leader Murdered
by geertjan published 14-03-2007 last modified 24-04-2013 15:43 — filed under: , ,
On February 24 2007, Hy Vuthy, president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) at the Suntex garment factory, was shot dead while riding his motorbike home after finishing his night shift at the factory, located in Phnom Penh's Dangkao districut. The murder, less than two kilometers from the factory, was reportedly carried out by two men on a motorbike. According to preliminary investigations by local organizations, the 36-year-old union leader had received telephone death threats approximately three months ago.
Located in News / / 03 / 14
Protest murder of Cambodian union leader
by geertjan published 31-01-2004 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , , ,
On January 22 Chea Vichea, the president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), which organizes garment workers, was shot dead in Phnom Penh. The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) condemns this killing and deplores this use of violence to attempt to silence the movement for workers' rights in Cambodia. We call upon our network members to demand immediate action from the Cambodian government to investigate this murder and bring Vichea's killers and those behind the killing to justice.
Located in News / / 02 / 01