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SK ups migrant worker quotas

Since 2007, the Human Resources Unit of the South Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour has conducted “EPS-TOPIK” tests 16 times in collaboration with the Manpower Training and Overseas Sending Board (MTOSB), a government-to-government system designed specifically to regulate the sending of Cambodian workers to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sk-ups-migrant-worker-quotas

Migrant workers return

More than 20,000 migrant workers have passed through Battambang province’s Daung international border crossing this month to return home for Khmer New Year, while Poipet border officials say workers have yet to return through their checkpoint in large numbers. Banteay Meanchey provincial Department of Labour ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-return

Cambodian workers to get Japan opportunity

The Japanese government will offer an opportunity for specialised Cambodian workers to work in Japan through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that might be signed in April, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Ith Sam Heng said. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-workers-get-japan-opportunity

Cambodian migrant workers are welcome, says Kuwait diplomat

Kuwait is open for Cambodian migrant workers, said the Head of Mission at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Cambodia, Zaher M B M Alkhurainej at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. He also stressed on the “consolidation and development of ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-migrant-workers-are-welcome-says-kuwait-diplomat

Work permits double in 2018

The number of foreigners issued with Cambodian work permits this year has more than doubled that of last year. The increase was driven by Chinese workers whose contribution alone could generate millions for the Kingdom’s economy each year. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/work-permits-double-2018

UN unemployment project expanded

The Ministry of Labour and United Nations yesterday pledged to continue working on a project that is aiding young women and men in their search for decent and productive employment opportunities. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109497/un-unemployment-project-expanded/

Ministers meet again to send workers to Malaysia

The Labour Minister led a delegation to visit Malaysia last week to discuss sending migrant labourers and maids there with the country’s Minister of Human Resources. The Ministry of Labour issued a statement on Friday saying that Labour Minister Ith Samheng met with Human Resources Minister ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108042/ministers-meet-send-workers-malaysia/

First group of maids to Malaysia in June

Cambodia will send a group of maids to work in Malaysia in early June after the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in 2015.Labour Minister Ith Samheng said he had met with Malaysian Human Resources Minister Dato’ Sri Richard Riot AnakJaem three times already ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103954/first-group-of-maids-to-malaysia-in-june/

PM wants to send workers to Japan

Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed hopes of sending Cambodians to Japan to work in nursing homes yesterday as part of a larger scheme to increase the number of Cambodian migrant workers. ...

Yon Sineat and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-wants-send-workers-japan

Requirements issued for agencies eyeing Japan

Recruitment agencies must meet 10 requirements and have no record of wrong-doing for the past five years in order to send Cambodian workers to Japan, according to the Ministry of Labour. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078971/requirements-issued-agencies-eyeing-japan/

Migrant worker protections ‘lacking’, reports find

Cambodia lacks effective mechanisms to protect its citizens working both as legal and undocumented migrants abroad, where such workers also face insufficient protection from the countries that receive them, according to two new reports published last week. ...

Leonie Kijewski and Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-worker-protections-lacking-reports-find

Cambodia lifts 6-year ban on maids working in Malaysia: Minister

Cambodia has lifted its six-year ban on citizens going to Malaysia to work as maids, said Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister Richard Riot on Thursday (May 25). Riot said the decision was reached ”on the spot” during his meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Phnom Penh ...

Channel News Asia Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-lifts-6-year-ban-on-maids-working-in-malaysia-minister-8882602

Ministry pushes fortnightly pay

The Labor Ministry is encouraging employers, with the support of unions, to implement article 116 of the Labor Law, which requires owners of enterprises and factories to pay their workers twice a month. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36951/ministry-pushes-fortnightly-pay/

Labor Ministry lauds success

The Labor Ministry found jobs for more than 210,000 people last year, 55 percent of which were for women and 40 percent were overseas. According to a Labor Ministry report on its annual congress obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, the ministry provided occupation services and found ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35620/labor-ministry-lauds-success/

Workers to get Thai legal permits

In coordination with Thai officials, Cambodia’s Labor Ministry has set up a new process to help migrant workers in Thailand receive passports, travel cards or Overseas Cambodian Worker Cards (OCWC). ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35122/workers-to-get-thai-legal-permits/

Ministry tells interns in Japan to behave

Cambodian interns working in Japan on the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) must not run away from their employer or seek work with a firm different to the one they are contracted with, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said in a statement last ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29372/ministry-tells-interns--in-japan-to-behave/

Maid tells of abuse faced in Saudi Arabia

After two weeks stuck inside an immigration office in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, a Cambodian domestic worker returned to Phnom Penh yesterday without assistance from the Cambodian government – on a plane ticket she says was paid for by Saudi immigration police. ...

Vandy Muong and Audrey Wilson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/maid-tells-abuse-faced-saudi-arabia

Maids unlikely to reach Malaysia before 2017

Recruiters say it could be 2017 by the time Cambodia starts sending maids to Malaysia through legal channels again, despite Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s public endorsement of a tentative deal last week. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/maids-unlikely-to-reach-malaysia-before-2017-113761/

More protests over factory closing

Almost 600 garment workers from the Malaysian-owned Global Apparel Limited garment factory protested yesterday morning by marching from the factory to another branch 200 meters away, demanding the owners end all worker contracts at the same time. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25824/more-protests-over-factory-closing/

Overseas Cambodian workers send home over 1 bln USD per year

Cambodia’s Labor Minister Ith Samheng said Wednesday that overseas Cambodian workers had remitted more than 1 billion U.S. dollars to their families in Cambodia a year. ...

hanyang
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/17/c_135106074.htm

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