Police attack Nike supplier strike
The New York Times has reported that at least 23 workers were hurt in Cambodia on Monday when police moved in to end a protest over wages at a factory that makes clothing for Nike.
The police were ordered to move about 3,000 workers, mostly women, who had blocked a road outside their factory in Kampong Speu Province, west of the capital, Phnom Penh.
Sun Vanny, president of the Free Trade Union, told the New York Times that the workers had been protesting since last Tuesday over pay. The factory employs more than 5,000 workers who wanted an additional (US)$14 a month to help pay for transportation, rent and health costs on top of their (US)$74 minimum wage.
Police officials declined to comment on the clash in which union officials say they used stun batons against the protesters.
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