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Cambodian workers win $200,000 settlement from Walmart, H&M

After a two-month strike, Cambodian workers from a factory that manufacturing clothing for Walmart and H&M have won a $200,000 settlement they say was owed to them in back wages.

When the Kingsland factory in Phnom Penh closed in January, workers were sent packing without severance, new jobs, or the wages they earned before the shutdown.

Nearly 200 workers have been sleeping in the street 24/7 in front of the factory for the past two months, blocking the removal of sewing machinery, and 82 protesters launched a hunger strike on Feb. 27. Today, demonstrators met with representatives from Walmart and H&M and a settlement was reached, according to Warehouse Workers United, an advocacy organization in California.

Full article complements of Global Post