Camboya - Union leader at Generation International suffers another violent assault (2012)

On 17 October, Phao Sak, president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) at the International Generation Co. footwear factory in Trapeang Ample Village (Samrong Torng district, Kampong Speu province) was assaulted at work by another employee close to the management. The beating was so severe that he lost consciousness and medical care was needed to treat his wounds. According to the FTUWKC, the assault was the result of a disagreement in collective bargaining negotiations headed by Phao Sak. The union representative had already been very seriously injured in an assault by two unknown individuals in 2010, also against the background of tough collective bargaining negotiations (see 2011 edition of the Annual Survey). The FTUWKC reports that International Generation produces for major brands such as Brantano, André, Caravelle and Emilia Lucax.

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