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The Factory Workers Factor...
December 25, 2013
by John Vink
The announcement by the Cambodian government of a 15$ rise, bringing the salaries of factory workers to 95$ instead of the expected 160$/ month, has stirred a fair amount of discontent amongst the workers, inciting many to start striking. The 400,000 workers being in fact the only potentially coherent opposition force thanks to the existence of worker's unions, surely will provide the CNRP with a wave to surf on in its bid to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen from the power he holds for the past 28 years.

Following are some of the protests from this morning, where some 3,000 workers gathered at Freedom Place and another 400 at Chak Angré on road nr 2… Everything on the road between Stung Meanchey and Chaom Chao, lined with hundreds of factories was quiet.

A motorcade to Chroy Changvar left Freedom Place, where many striking workers had gathered, around 4:00PM

The other 2013 elections photographs are HERE.