Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia
On Friday 30th May, the court convicted and then released the 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during the violent crackdown of the wage protest in Cambodia last January. Their sentences were suspended after huge pressure from international campaign groups and unions.
Garment workers across Cambodia went on strike after the Cambodian Government failed to listen to it's own committees advice and raised the minimum wage to just USD95. Far lower than the USD 160 workers and trade unions were demanding.
On January 2 and 3 the police and military turned violent and four people were killed, 39 injured and 23 detained.
The struggle for a living wage continues. Sign our petition calling for all garment workers to receive a minimum wage.