Cambodia: Educators sign up with global profession union wave of solidarity with union leader Rong Chhun

Cambodia: Educators sign up with international profession union wave of uniformity with union leader Rong Chhun

Education and learning International is joining with the International Profession Union Confederation(ITUC)to share uniformity with Cambodian union leader Rong Chhun prior to his test

on 15 January. Rong Chhun is the president of the independent Cambodian Confederation of Unions(CCU), a member of the Cambodia Guard Dog Council, and also previous president of the Education International affiliate, the Cambodia Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA).

Rong Chhun was jailed on 31 July 2020 for the supposed offence of inciting to dedicate felony based on remarks made on the controversial lost farmlands on the boundary with Vietnam in Tbaung Khmum province. An additional union leader, Sor Saknika, head of state of the Cambodian Informal Work’s Association (CILA) affiliated to the CCU, was additionally arrested on 7 August for joining solidarity demonstrations.

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A LabourStart campaign was quickly launched by ITUC and Education and learning International, demanding the profession unionists’ release. The international profession union area stresses that the false arrest as well as detention of Rong Chhun as well as the criminalisation of his point of views is an additional harmful impact against the workout of the right to totally free expression and point of view and the right to liberty of association in Cambodia.

“We are additionally fretted about the unhygienic problems in chock-full prison cells during the lengthy pre-trial wardship of the union leaders,” claimed David Edwards, General Secretary of Education And Learning International.

“The absence of proper public wellness safety measures versus COVID-19 raises serious health and wellness issues for Rong Chhun and the various other detainees.”