Cambodia rams through draconian labour law

The Cambodian Parliament has rammed through the draconian labour law, designed to limit workers’ rights to strike, and puts union registration and deregistration entirely at the whim of government.  Unions and other labour groups have been protesting the labour law, but it was voted up with a clear majority on April 4 without any consultation with labour organisationsBusiness owners requested the rules in 2007 to prevent strikes by unions representing some 700,000 workers in an industry that has grown rapidly, partly because it undercuts China's factories.