Unions ready for minimum wage talks

Pro-government and independent unions are gearing up for negotiations to introduce a national minimum wage by the end of the year. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077058/unions-ready-minimum-wage-talks/

In wage protest, hundreds of garment workers block road

More than 1,000 garment workers from a factory in Kandal province’s Takhmao City blocked a public road on Wednesday in protest over unpaid wages that have left them struggling to afford food and pay their rents, a union official said. ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/in-wage-protest-hundreds-of-garment-workers-block-road-129890/

Unions plan for thousands to join banned Labor Day march

Thousands of workers will once again defy government orders and march through central Phnom Penh this morning to mark International Labor Day, the president of one of Cambodia’s largest independent labor unions said on Monday. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unions-plan-for-thousands-to-join-banned-labor-day-march-128928/

US still urging Cambodia to broaden and clarify union law

The U.S. is continuing to urge the government to change and clarify key parts of a controversial trade union law that took effect in April, including an amendment to cover civil servants, the U.S.’s international labor affairs representative said on Tuesday. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us%E2%80%88still-urging-cambodia-broaden-clarify-union-law-118851/

Independent Unions raise minimum wage demand

A group of independent unions say they will push for a new monthly minimum wage of $207 for garment workers when three-way negotiations with the government and factories begin in earnest next week. ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/independent-unions-raise-minimum-wage-demand-to-207-94090/

Migrants’ dream turns into pesticide nightmare

Promises of well-paying jobs in Malaysia turned into a nightmare for four young men repatriated from the country last week with help from rights group Adhoc. The four – who range from 18 to 24 years old – had been sold to a plantation ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15416/migrants----dream-turns-into-pesticide-nightmare/

FTU boss says no cash for election

Chea Mony, the Free Trade Union president who announced in July that he was stepping down from his post, has said the union does not yet have the money available to hold a congress to vote in a new president. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ftu-boss-says-no-cash-election

New union group formed

A new collective of transportation workers unions was announced on Sunday by the Cambodia Labour Confederation, Cambodia’s largest association of independent unions.The Cambodian Transport Workers Federation (CTWF) is composed of seven transportation workers unions and currently represents about 2,000 workers, according to Ath Thorn, president ...

Charles Rollet and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-union-group-formed

Limousine drivers strike deal with company

A group of 55 drivers who briefly went on strike last month settled their dispute with the Royal Cambodian Limousine Service over unpaid overtime wages on Monday, agreeing to accept between $600 and $700 per driver, according to a representative of the drivers. Chhay Buntha, ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/limousine-drivers-strike-deal-with-company-91462/

FTU boss to sit out meet

The president of the Free Trade Union is slated to boycott this morning’s final meeting to discuss the trade union law, held at the Ministry of Labour. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ftu-boss-sit-out-meet

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