News Summary: Strife hits Cambodia Nike contractor

The Associated Press

CLASH AT PLANT: Union organizers and rights activists say seven workers at a factory that makes clothing for the U.S. sportswear company Nike Inc. were arrested Monday after clashing with police amid a strike over salaries.

SEEK $88 A MONTH: The protest at the Taiwanese-owned plant just west of Phnom Penh began May 21 when workers demanded their salaries be raised to the equivalent of $88 per month from $74.

RIVAL UNIONS: Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia said its members exchanged barrages of sticks and stones Monday with members of a rival union opposing the strike, after which riot police arrived to break up the crowd.