Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Five Cambodian garment workers murdered by police

Tens of thousands of garment workers in Cambodia began a national strike for higher pay on the 24th of December. The workers were demanding that their monthly wages be doubled from US $80/month to US $160/month. Beginning on the 2nd of January, the police and military unleashed a massive crackdown on the workers, killing at least five, injuring hundreds and arresting many union leaders, see photosand video. There has been a wave of international solidarity actions, click herehere, and here. But workers have faced this repression before and will not give up their right to organise.

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