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Beer Company Agrees To Compensation for Fired Workers


Former beer promoters on August 5, 2015 staged a strike in front of Anco Brother Co., Ltd by showing banners demanding that the company compensate them for their dismissal which allegedly was illegally by Cambodia's Labor Law. (Courtesy of Cambodian Food and Service Federation)

Former beer promoters on August 5, 2015 staged a strike in front of Anco Brother Co., Ltd by showing banners demanding that the company compensate them for their dismissal which allegedly was illegally by Cambodia's Labor Law. (Courtesy of Cambodian Food and Service Federation)

A former Budweiser beer promoter confirmed she had received $500 in compensation from the company.

A local beer company has agreed to pay for a group of fired employees, following protests and negotiations earlier this month.

Anco Brothers Co., which is owned by a ruling party senator Kok An, fired 12 beer promoters in January and had refused to pay them severance.

San Sophat, campaign officer of the Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation, who led the demonstration, told VOA Khmer the company has finally agreed to pay each worker between $500 and $3,800, based on their seniority.

The company was following a June decision made by the government’s Arbitration Council. Senior managers had not heard of the dispute and were surprised by demonstrations earlier this month, he said.

Officials from Anco declined to comment on the pay out.

Oun Manith, a former Budweiser beer promoter, confirmed she had received $500 in compensation from the company, but she declined to comment further.

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