Sacked staff seeks factory asset sell-off

By: Chhay Channyda

Former employees of a printing company whose owners skipped town without paying owed salaries yesterday marched to Phnom Penh Municipal Court bearing banners in a demonstration demanding that the court expedite the process of selling off the firm’s property.

The representatives of people who worked for Chang Tong Printing until it suddenly closed after Khmer New Year, citing bankruptcy, say quick action in selling the company’s assets is necessary to compensate the approximately 100 workers awaiting money.

Rim Bora, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union at the factory, yesterday said they had asked the court to sell Chang Tong’s building as well as the property inside, but judge Mong Mony Sophea only allowed the property sale.

“The summons orders the seizure of materials from the company, but thus far, the court has yet to implement this,” Bora said. “So we ask for the court to hasten the procedure, because we must file another complaint to ask the seized material to be auctioned off to pay the workers.”

Judge Mony Sophea could not be reached.

SOURCE: THE PHNOM PENH POST