Bavet Construction Workers say Agents Stole their Wages

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Bavet Construction Workers say Agents Stole their Wages

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:04 am

Labourers protest unpaid wages
July 4, 2018
Seventy construction workers in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet staged a protest yesterday after the labour agency that found them jobs failed to pay their salaries, totalling more than $30,000 over four months, as agreed.

The labourers, working on a building in Bavet, stopped working in protest. They said the agency had not paid their wages for four months and $31,939 was owed in total.

Sam Nang, a construction worker, said the labour agency agents were Heng Tay and Nith. The pair had exploited their labour without paying wages, he said.

“We came to work in March this year and the agents always promised to pay to us but we kept waiting day after day,” he said. “That is why we are protesting.”

He said the owner of the building had already paid their wages to the agents, but the brokers did not pay the workers and likely fled with the money.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50507847/l ... aid-wages/
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Re: Bavet Construction Workers say Agents Stole their Wages

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:45 am

Their chances of getting paid do not look good. More details:
Construction workers protest over unpaid wages
05 July 2018
About 70 workers protested at a construction site in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town on Wednesday after their employer fled leaving them unpaid since the Khmer New Year, according to a local police official.

Kao Horn, Bavet Town deputy police chief, said a few representatives of the workers filed a complaint at his Bavet town police station.

“However, the complaint doesn’t identify anyone clearly,” he said, adding that the authorities would still do their best to help them. In their complaint, the workers said they began work at the construction site, managed by a Chinese company, in March. They said they were paid that month but not since then.
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