June 3 - Striking workers clash with police at a garment factory in Cambodia, demanding higher wages. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Around 4,000 striking workers clashed with police on Monday at a Cambodian garment factory in Kompong Speu province, having clashed briefly with colleagues who had remained on the job after forcing their way into a factory that makes clothing for U.S. sportswear company Nike. Police said at least 11 policemen and eight workers were injured. Witnesses said many of the workers pressing for a wage increase at the Sabrina plant west of Phnom Penh were armed with sticks and rocks and smashed windows before being confronted by non-strikers. About 1,000 police and soldiers used batons and shields to separate the sides and disperse the strikers. The sportswear giant Nike has five factories in Cambodia, representing just 0.6 percent of its global total. The deadly incidents in Bangladesh and other mishaps, including a collapse at a factory in central Cambodia that killed two people, have generated renewed global interest in safety standards.