Labor Unions Says They Are Prepared for More Demonstrationsi
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February 11, 2014 1:06 AM
A confederation of 16 labor unions says it will hold another mass protest if the government refuses to release 21 detained labor activists and to increase the minimum wage to $160 per month. The trade union will be joined by Buddhist monks and other supporters in front of the Royal Palace. Workers have been demanding a wage increase in demonstrations that began weeks ago and have led to violent clashes between protesters and police. Two workers were released from custody on Friday. (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)

Labor Unions Says They Are Prepared for More Demonstrations

Published February 11, 2014

A confederation of 16 labor unions says it will hold another mass protest if the government refuses to release 21 detained labor activists and to increase the minimum wage to $160 per month. The trade union will be joined by Buddhist monks and other supporters in front of the Royal Palace. Workers have been demanding a wage increase in demonstrations that began weeks ago and have led to violent clashes between protesters and police. Two workers were released from custody on Friday. (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)