Hundreds of garment workers protested outside the Vattanac Industrial Park 2 in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on Tuesday, calling for the reinstatement of 11 workers they claim were unfairly dismissed from their jobs at the Chinese-owned Dongdu Textile factory after they set up a union. Negotiations between worker representatives, factory management and Labor Ministry officials stalled at the factory in Kraing Pongro commune, workers and company officials said, after Dongdu, which produces clothes for the Australian retailer Bonds, refused to reinstate the workers. “After one hour of negotiations, the company strongly refused to accept the 11 workers back,
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