© John Vink / Magnum Photos

 

What You Get When You Fire 600 Workers…

After ending their 10-day long strike (see HERE and HERE) at the SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd factory, some 600 workers, mostly members of the CAWDU (Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union) were fired by the management. Today, about 1500 marched for three hours from their factory to city hall and blocked Monivong boulevard for several hours.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: Personel from the 'Royal Hotel' checking on the demonstration. About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: Personel from the 'Royal Hotel' checking on the demonstration. About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality, followed by a sit-in, to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: Lunch during a sit-in in front of the Municipality. About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: Lunch during a sit-in in front of the Municipality. About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: Lunch during a sit-in in front of the Municipality. About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 5/09/2013: Lunch during a sit-in in front of the Municipality. About 1500 workers from the SL factory organised a 3-hour march from their factory to the Municipality to seek a resolution in the conflict they have with their direction. The workers ended a 10-day long strike only last friday.

UPDATE: following the demonstration, the fired workers were allowed back at their workplace the next day.

2 Responses to “What You Get When You Fire 600 Workers…”

  1. […] SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd., still not satisfied with the answers to their requests (see HERE for more photographs), tried to march to their Prime Minister’s office but were blocked by […]

    © John Vink / Magnum Photos » Same Same But Not Different… - September 27th, 2013 at 11:19 am

  2. […] HERE or HERE for more on the SL Garment […]

    © John Vink / Magnum Photos » Two Protests, Two Requests… - November 4th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.