Phnom Penh: Three pregnant workers who worked at San Feng (Cambodia) Company Limited in Manhattan Special Economic Zone, Bavet City, Svay Rieng Province were fired by the factory owner, despite the three workers still having valid employment contracts. This is an act that seriously violates the Cambodia labor laws and the recommendations of the head of government, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
Lorm Ranin, a three-month-pregnant worker who was fired by the San Feng (Cambodia) Company Limited for no apparent reason, told CUMW over the phone that the company had not given any reason, which clearly shows that the factory seems to ignore Cambodian law.
"She did not explain why, just told me that I do not have to come to work tomorrow, I want to have a job, I have some difficulties, I am pregnant, it is difficult to find a new place to work," she said. It should be noted that the factory San Feng (Cambodia) Company Limited has fired workers, not even the pregnant workers, and the factory does not seem to care that the workers still have valid contracts by dismissing the workers arbitrarily.
President of CUMW, Pav Sina, clearly stated that, "I observe that cases of discrimination against pregnant workers continue to occur, although this issue is being taken seriously by the Royal Government, the Ministry of Labor must thoroughly examine and take specific action against any company that is violating the labor law and the recommendations of the Cambodian leadership.”
On July 10, at 3:40 pm, the supervisor in charge of controlling pregnant workers, came and told Lorm Ranin while she was working that her card was removed by the chinese and she did not have to come to work tomorrow, and about 10 minutes later, the factory fired the victim angrily.