Around 500 workers at an apparel factory in Cambodia have been protesting for a sixth day over the sacking by management of three union officials.

Workers at A & J Carter (Cambodia) Limited in Kampong Speu province’s Samrong Tong district protested outside the factory yesterday (15 June), and according to a spokesperson for the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC), had continued into today for a sixth day.

The employees walked off the job after management terminated the contracts of three Free Trade Union (FTU) officials, one union officers told the publication.

The workers are demanding the FTU organisers be reinstated, in addition to being paid US$15 per month for lunch and overtime on an un-forced basis.

It is understood, the provincial government has attempted to end the dispute, but that factory and union officials have refused to meet for negotiations.