Following the recent closure of Hong Xing garment unit in the Meanchey district – located in the southeastern part of Phnom Penh – around 200 workers came to streets protesting over unpaid wages.
They were also complaining about missing seniority benefits.
One of the garment workers, Hin Sokroeun, said that the factory paid each worker US $ 100 on 9 December and then immediately shut down.
Since then several workers have been sleeping in front of the factory as they fear that the factory may move its machines and other goods without paying them the wages.
The worker said that petitions have been submitted to the local authorities as well as the Labour Ministry.
Ministry officials are reportedly expected to visit the factory today (16 December).
Chin Sony, a legal official for Cambodia Workers Labour Federation Union, said that Hong Xing factory belonged to a Chinese national and that the Union hopes the Ministry to help them come out of this crisis soon