ST. PAUL — The President of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions is visiting Saint Paul.
Mr. Rong Chhun, the labor leader that is responsible for the massive labor demonstrations in Phnom Penh, Camnbodia, is visiting the Khmer community in Minnesota Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 11-13th.
The International Khmer Assembly is hosting a reception for Mr. Chhun Friday, April 11, from 3 to 9 p.m., at 1404 Concordia Ave., St. Paul. The public is welcome to attend.
Chhun is the has been leading demonstrations in Phnom Penh to pressure the garment industry to raise wages from .45 per hour to .90 per hour while attempting to reduce the work week from 84 hours to a more reasonable work week. He is also pressing for much improved working conditions and basic health beneﬁts.
Currently, no workers have any health beneﬁts of any kind. Workers must pay for their own health care while injured on the job. The devastating plight of the Cambodian worker will be discussed at length on Friday afternoon. Eighty percent of Cambodia’s gross national product is generated by the garment industry.
Target Corporation is one of the major purchaser of garments from Cambodia, as is GAP, Old Navy, H&M, and other major brands.
Find out more at www.IKAinternational.org.
The International Khmer Assembly is a 501(c)(3) non proﬁt humanitarian organization incorporated in the State of Minnesota.
The Khmer Veterans Project is the second major project of the International Khmer Assembly.