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Cambodian beer workers resist global giant's offensive

Image: Advertising for Cambrew-produced beer. Credit: Wikirictor/ Wikimedia Commons

In relation to labour issues, Cambodia is often seen through the context of the exploitation of workers in its garment sector. Cambodia also has an expanding tourism industry with increasing numbers of workers employed in this sector.

Asia Pacific Currents talks to Sar Mora, President of the Cambodian Food and Service Workers' Federation (CFSWF), about the disputes that workers are engaged in against Cambrew, a local beer producer that is part of the global giant Carslberg.

In addition to the issues of organising workers in a resource poor environment, the union is now facing legal action by the company in an attempt to bankrupt and destroy the CFSWF.

Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Image: Advertising for Cambrew-produced beer. Credit: Wikirictor/ Wikimedia Commons

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