(Mr. Rong Chhun in ILO Building, Geneva)
As planned, Mr. Rong Chhun is supposed to stay longer in Switherland in order to meet many other International organizations´ leaders as scheduled after the ILO MAP Project Conference to breif them the real situations of Cambodian workers in the context of promoting "Decent Work" as projected by ILO, but he is urgently asked to return home to help thausands of workers who are protesting at Tai Yean factory right now.
Please be informed that workers´s representatives at Tai Yean factory and Miss Yang Sophean, the President of Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union, have kept Mr. Rong Chhun informed all the on-giong issues at the factory.
The case at this factory, the use of tribunal to silence the workers, is a new unacceptable measure taken by the employer stated by one of the ILO´s officials during his private meeting with Mr. Rong Chhun. This has added another new violation case against workers which clealy undermines their rights to unionize and protect their interests.
He will arrive at Phnom Penh airport at around 8 PM today.