Formal labor

Union leader Morm Rithy convicted for criticizing Chinese-owned Jin Bei Casino two years ago

Union leader Morm Rithy was arrested after being convicted on charges of incitement to commit a crime following a lawsuit by Chinese-owned Jin Bei Group and has been sent to Prey Sar prison where he will serve an 18-month sentence. ...

Khuon Narim and Ly Rosslan

“Release wing star shoes union leader Chea Chan”, CATU pleads with Kampong Speu court

The Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) demands that Kampong Speu Provincial Court drop the criminal charge against Chea Chan, union president of Wing Star Shoes, and release him. ...

Sovann Sreypich

New minimum wage in effect, up $4 per month

With the arrival of a new calendar year, workers in textile, garment, footwear, and travel goods factories are set to enjoy a new minimum monthly salary of $204. The new figure is $4 higher than the 2023 wage. ...

Van Socheata

20,000 youth to receive training as the Kingdom raises skilled HR

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced that nearly 20,000 young people from disadvantaged households registered for and received vocational training in the 45 days between November 15 and December 30. ...

Van Socheata

Dr Hun Manet encourages informal workers to enter formal economy

Dr Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Friday encouraged all the informal workers and enterprises to participate in the formal economy. ...

Khmer Times Staff

13th round of cash transfers underway to at-risk households

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has begun the third payments of its 13th round of cash transfer programme to more than 700,000 impoverished and vulnerable households. The programme began during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Chea Sokny

Thais reassure Cambodia’s migrant workers can stay

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that Thailand has responded to Cambodia’s concerns about suggestions that the Move Forward Party of Thailand would repatriate Cambodian and Laos migrant workers from Thailand. The Thai party confirmed that none of their policies involved the repatriation of workers from ...

Chea Sokny

Interior, Labour ministries call for cooperation in the fight against human trafficking

The Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a joint press statement calling on all relevant ministries and institutions to cooperate in the fight against human trafficking and to effectively implement foreign labour inspection work. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Cyclo drivers spinning their wheels until tourism’s return

Sitting on his cyclo – bicycle powered rickshaws with a passenger seat in front of the driver – and wearing a white plastic rain parka, Chheng Sam Ol was guessing that once it started raining there’d be no more customers for him to drive that ...

Hong Raksmey

Government kicks off pension scheme for private sector

The government has launched a social security pension fund aimed at providing retirement benefits to private sector employees, in a move applauded by civil society groups and workers. ...

Khuon Narim

Youth job programme has nearly 400 openings

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced cooperation with three companies to provide nearly 400 job opportunities for the country’s youth, organised into a monthly job interview programme set to begin on February 17. ...

Long Kimmarita

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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