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Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

Labour ministry to distribute $26 mil in aid

In the latest round of financial assistance, the Labour Ministry will distribute $26 million to 9,972 employees at 40 companies who have lost their jobs in the garment and tourism sectors. ...

Kunvuth Monykanchna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50834076/labour-ministry-to-distribute-26-mil-in-aid/

Ministry to launch new jobsite to boost employment

The Ministry of Labour will launch a new job website – WORKNET – on employment services and labour market information in Cambodia on April 8, to help Cambodians find jobs during the pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829112/ministry-to-launch-new-jobsite-to-boost-employment/

Ministries: Join BFC or lose export privileges

Two ministries on February 22 ordered factory owners and directors in the textile, garment, bag and travel-goods export sectors to register with Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) and obtain certification on working conditions. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministries-join-bfc-or-lose-export-privileges

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-job-programme-has-nearly-400-openings

Ministry to spend $500M on 5-year vocational master plan

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training will spend nearly $500 million to accomplish a five-year master plan in improving Technical and Vocational Education and Training (2021-2025) by focusing on four strategies. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-spend-500m-5-year-vocational-master-plan

Foreign labour registry extended

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced a two-month extension to the deadline for applying for the use of foreign workers for next year. Cambodian labour law requires firms employing foreign workers to apply for permits by the end of each November for ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-labour-registry-extended

Directive on work conditions issued

The Ministry of Commerce together with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued a joint directive on the implementation of the Better Factory Cambodia (BFC) project in export-oriented factories in the textile, garment and travel goods and bags sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50782279/directive-on-work-conditions-issued/

EUROCHAM urged to attract more investors

Labor Minister Ith Samheng yesterday asked the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EUROCHAM) president Tassilo Brinzer to help attract more investors to Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773408/eurocham-urged-to-attract-more-investors/

Labour rights groups start campaign over seniority pay

Representatives of unions, federations, associations and civil society organisations working on the promotion of labour rights in Cambodia have joined together in a campaign to demand seniority pay. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755304/labour-rights-groups-start-campaign-over-seniority-pay/

Survey on garment workers’ lives

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) is conducting a survey on garment and other workers’ living conditions and the impact of COVID-19 until July 31. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746694/survey-on-garment-workers-lives/

Questioned: Survey which finds indebted workers’ suffering worsened by pandemic lay-offs

A survey, the methodology and accuracy of which has been questioned by the  Ministry of Labour and conducted by two NGOs and a union has found that tens of thousands of garment workers in Cambodia are struggling to repay microfinance debts following work stoppages and ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739894/questioned-survey-which-finds-indebted-workers-suffering-worsened-by-pandemic-lay-offs/

9,000 workers receive soft skills training

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) had organised a soft skills training courses for 8,585 workers from different factories, four of which are located in Phnom Penh and three others in Kandal, Kampong Speu and Pursat provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739551/9000-workers-receive-soft-skills-training/

Unemployed to get $40 per month

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has instructed enterprises, business owners and travel agencies in five provinces to prepare the proper forms for the suspension of employment contracts.​   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unemployed-get-40-month

Absent workers during KNY must go on 14 days unpaid leave and mandatory self-quarantine

A senior official at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) said that the workers who go on unpaid leave during the cancelled Khmer New Year will have to undergo mandatory 14 days self-quarantine if they breach the government’s sub-decree. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50711250/absent-workers-during-kny-must-go-on-14-days-unpaid-leave-and-mandatory-self-quarantine/

Japan requested to recruit 100,000 for skilled workforce

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Ith Sam Heng, has asked Japan to increase the number of Cambodian workers to 100,000 in future as it plans to recruit 30,000 skilled workers in building maintenance alone. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-requested-recruit-100000-skilled-workforce

Labour Ministry urges implementation of suspension of employment contracts

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Friday issued a call for the implementation of the suspension of employment contracts for all garment and textile factories in the Kingdom affected by the shortage of raw materials, resulting from Covid-19. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50699289/labour-ministry-urges-implementation-of-suspension-of-employment-contracts

200 factories could suspend operations: Labor Ministry

Two-hundred factories could suspend their production this month due to a lack of raw materials imported from China, a Labor Ministry spokesman said. ...

Khy Sovuthy Share on facebook Share on twitter
https://cambojanews.com/200-factories-could-suspend-operations-labor-ministry/

$2.8 Billion sent home by Cambodian migrant workers in 2019

Cambodian migrant workers abroad sent home some US$2.8 billion as remittances last year, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696319/2-8-billion-sent-home-by-cambodian-migrant-workers-in-2019

Three ministries to jointly monitor manufacturing sector

Three ministries have set up a joint team to monitor the manufacturing sector’s compliance with existing regulations, including workplace conditions, in a bid to avoid overlapping inspections. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/697044/three-ministries-to-jointly-monitor-manufacturing-sector/

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