PM demands end to road blocking protest

Speaking at a gathering of 27,444 workers from 24 factories in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisey district, Hun Sen cited a recent incidence in which around 700 workers from Chim Li Cambodia blocked National Road 4 in Por Sen Chey district to demand severance packages ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-demands-end-road-blocking-protest

Union leader warns of protests

A prominent union leader on Tuesday threatened to hold a large-scale demonstration if the newly elected government ignores the European Union’s resolution demanding a political compromise between the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-leader-warns-protests

Employees sit out and block road

Around 700 garment workers blocked National Road 4 in Por Sen Chey district on Monday in a protest to demand severance packages they claimed their factory owed them after it shut down. The workers said Chim Li Cambodia Pte Ltd, which has since taken over ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/employees-sit-out-and-block-road

Talks on new minimum wage start

A ministry announcement yesterday said initial talks to set the parameters for the mew minimum wage were scheduled for this month and discussions between it, employers and unions will take place next month. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50521380/talks-on-new-minimum-wage-start/

Clothes exports kick into high gear

Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports recorded double-digit growth to some $4 billion in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, a National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) report has said. Industry insiders have speculated that the growth could be due ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/clothes-exports-kick-high-gear

CDC to issue factory certificates

The Council for the Development of Cambodia granted permission for three more companies this month to build garment factories in Phnom Penh and in Takeo and Kampong Speu provinces. The three investment projects are worth about $10 million and will create about 3000 jobs. ...

Sum Manet
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50303116/cdc-to-issue-factory-certificates/

Rainsy asks EU to cut imports

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has asked the European Union (EU) to decrease imports of clothing from Cambodia in an effort to put economic pressure on the government into respecting human rights and freedom of speech, saying he believed the act would not affect workers.   ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27332/rainsy-asks-eu-to-cut-imports/

Cambodia's factories improving, report finds

The latest Better Factories Cambodia report has found that 47 per cent of 381 assessed factories complied with its most important working conditions – up from 28 per cent in 2014. ...

Ananth Baliga and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-factories-improving-report-finds

Nearly 3,000 shirts stolen in factory heist

Police are searching for a gang of thieves who cut through the wall of a garment factory in Kompong Speu province on Thursday before making off with nearly 3,000 shirts, according to police.   ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nearly-3000-shirts-stolen-in-factory-heist-113434/

With job cuts on horizon, factory’s staff walks

Roughly 2,000 workers from the Malaysian-owned Global Apparels Limited garment factory in Phnom Penh went on strike yesterday after the factory announced it would be reducing staff numbers by 500 over the coming months, union representatives said yesterday. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/job-cuts-horizon-factorys-staff-walks

H&M to step up monitoring of local suppliers

H&M and global union federation IndustriALL on Tuesday signed off on a deal aimed at improving conditions for the 1.6 million workers at the 1,900 factories around the world filling orders for the Swedish clothing giant that will include a new oversight committee in Cambodia. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hm-to-step-up-monitoring-of-local-suppliers-99405/

Global brands welcome wage rise

Major global brands that source from Cambodia welcome the recent rise in the basic minimum wage for the country’s more than 700,000 garment workers, representatives of three brands told Khmer Times yesterday. They have no plans to shift sourcing to other countries where wages are ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16958/global-brands-welcome-wage-rise/

Crystal expands sustainability with Cambodia jeans plant

Hong Kong based garment manufacturing giant Crystal Group is hoping to replicate the success of its “Chinese role model sustainable denim jeans factory” with its new facility in Cambodia. ...

Just-Style News Staff
http://www.just-style.com/news/crystal-expands-sustainability-with-cambodia-jeans-plant_id126235.aspx

Cambodia sees rise in trade with U.S.

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the United States was valued at 3.17 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, a 5 percent rise from 3.01 billion U.S. dollars in 2013, the figures of the U.S. Department of Commerce showed Friday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2015-02/06/c_133975310.htm

New regulations focus on healthy workplace, foreign workforce and labor identification documents

The deadline for submitting applications for foreign employee quotas is fast approaching. Employers must apply for the foreign labor quota before the end of November 2014 in order to employ foreigners in 2015. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has recently issued a number ...

Max Howlett and Yun Sophal
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/new-regulations-focus-on-healthy-workplace-foreign-workforce-and-labor-identification-documents-7578

Prison time for garment heist

A former chief security guard at the Roo Hsing Garment Co factory was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison for conspiring with two thieves to steal more than 1,000 items of clothing from the factory in April. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/prison-time-garment-heist

Workers blockade highway in protest of pay and conditions

Thousands of workers from the Grand Twins International garment factory—one of two companies listed on the Cambodia Stock Exchange (CSX)—blocked a major highway leading out of Phnom Penh on Friday morning to protest for better working conditions and higher wages. ...

Ouch Sony and Holly Robertson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/workers-blockade-highway-in-protest-of-pay-and-conditions-70971/

10 Cambodian workers arrested in violent wage protest

Ten striking workers were arrested in eastern Cambodia on Saturday after more than 200 protesters burned a factory gate and hurled stones at the police, leaving eight officers injured, a local police chief said. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/25/c_133742054.htm

Garment factory floor collapse injures 4 in Cambodia

Four Cambodian garment workers were slightly injured on Tuesday after part of the floor in a garment factory collapsed into a pond built underneath, a local police chief confirmed. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141021/garment-factory-floor-collapse-injures-4-cambodia

Gov’t sets ground rules for ongoing wage talks

The Labor Ministry laid out the ground rules for unions and factories Monday at the first meeting of a new working group charged with getting the two sides to agree on a new minimum wage for garment workers, including a condition that they address each ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-sets-ground-rules-for-ongoing-wage-talks-70409/

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