After more than a year, workers at two factories receive compensation

Sao Na stands in front of the Kandal Provincial Hall on Friday before receiving compensation along with 1,000 others in a long-running dispute with her former employer. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

In the early morning cool, 51-year-old Sao Na stood outside the Kandal Provincial Hall ground on Friday wearing a helmet, armed with rice, sweetcakes and one last slither of hope she would finally receive a long-promised payout.

No relief for laid-off workers as auction of seized factory equipment delayed

Phin Sophea, a representative for workers at the shuttered Dignity Knitter and ECO Base factories, explains how the sale of machinery seized from the factories fell though, in Kandal province on Tuesday. Panha Chhorpoan

An auction of machinery seized by the government from two shuttered factories to compensate workers has been delayed, with the lone interested buyer refusing to deposit 10 percent of the reserve price to secure the goods.