Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

NSSF pension plan ensuring welfare, social protections

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng said the government has focused on ensuring the welfare and provision of social protections, most recently through the launch of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) pension scheme for the private sector under the provisions of the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-pension-plan-ensuring-welfare-social-protections

Job fair advertises 5,736 openings with 105 businesses

The National Employment Agency (NEA) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced that over 60,000 people attended the two-day National Job and Productivity Fair from October 28-29. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/job-fair-advertises-5736-openings-105-businesses

Breastfeeding facilities coming to factories

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, together with Helen Keller International, organised an October 19 meeting to discuss plans to promote nutrition and the breastfeeding of infants and children in the workplace. The meeting was attended by the managers of several large factories and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breastfeeding-facilities-coming-factories

Country has about 60,000 unemployed

A senior official of the Ministry of Labour estimates that there are about 60,000 unemployed people of all ages. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501168234/country-has-about-60000-unemployed/

Unions push for minimum garment workers wage of $213

The latest round of negotiations on the minimum wage for garment workers has seen unions push for $213 a month, while employers are calling for $196. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/unions-push-for-minimum-garment-workers-wage-of-213

Government improves benefits for pensioners

The government has issued a sub-decree on increasing social security benefits for former civil servants and veterans and sponsoring maids for certain disabled people after the Ministry of Labour recently announced social security pensions for individuals in factories, establishments and companies. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501131838/government-improves-benefits-for-pensioners/

Sihanoukville SEZ exports $1.3b in six months

Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone’s (SSEZ) exports were worth $1.3 billion during the first half of 2022, marking a year-on-year increase of almost 40 percent, according to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. ...

Penh Chamroeun
https://kiripost.com/stories/sihanoukville-sez-exports-13b-in-six-months

Businesses instructed to enlist in NSSF soon

Senior labour officials called on businesses, manufacturing enterprises and other private institutions that are covered by the labour law but have not yet been registered with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to do so as soon as possible. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/businesses-instructed-enlist-nssf-soon

Cambodia celebrates 5th TVET National Day

Cambodia marks the 5th TVET National Day at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh on June 15, according to a press release issued recently by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501094352/cambodia-celebrates-5th-tvet-national-day/

Ministry of Labour to celebrates 136th Anniversary of International Labor Day

The International Labor Day, May 1, is an important event for workers, which is celebrated every year, and this year the Royal Government has issued a circular and message to inspire and assign tasks to the Royal Government working group. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066924/ministry-of-labour-to-celebrates-136th-anniversary-of-international-labor-day/

Cambodian garments, footwear and travel goods strategic plan to entice investors

Cambodia’s strategic plan on garment, footwear and travel goods development 2021-2024 will attract more investment and contribute to sustainable development in the sector, Ith Samheng, minister for labour and vocational training, told Okhna Kong Sang, president of Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) in Phnom ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501039009/cambodian-garments-footwear-and-travel-goods-strategic-plan-to-entice-investors/

Labour Ministry settles over 500 worker disputes

The Ministry of Labour reported that it has settled more than 800 labour disputes last year and more than 60 strikes across the country. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501032621/labour-ministry-settles-over-500-worker-disputes/

Ministry of Labour reminds factory owners to ensure all their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training issued a notice to all owners or directors of factories to immediately contact the local authorities to prepare  vaccines and to encourage workers in any location to get vaccinated soonest possible. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501023333/ministry-of-labour-reminds-factory-owners-to-ensure-all-their-workers-are-vaccinated-against-covod-19/

New GMAC chairman elected to develop textile industry

The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) held its 15th Annual General Meeting on Saturday to announce the results of work done during the last term and elect a new chairman and executive committee members for the 2022-2023 term. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501007947/new-gmac-chairman-elected-to-develop-textile-industry/

Textiles, garments, footwear and travel products and bags are the key pillars of Cambodia’s exports

The Minister of Labor and Vocational Training, Dr. Ith Sam Heng, said that the export of textiles, garment, footwear and travel products and bags sectors are the key sector for the Cambodian economy and remain as the country’s most important export sector, with annual growth ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501007751/textiles-garments-footwear-and-travel-products-and-bags-are-the-key-pillars-of-cambodias-exports/

New workplace principles for health and safety

The Labour Ministry has drafted standard principles for safety and health in the workplace in accordance with the Labour Law and guidelines released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501004499/new-workplace-principles-for-health-and-safety/

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia created more than 150,000 jobs through 195 new investments

The Minister of Labor and Vocational Training said that even in the context of Covid-19 pandemic, Cambodia received and approved 195 new investment projects and 43 production expansion requests that could create more than 150,000 jobs. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50995101/despite-covid-19-pandemic-cambodia-created-more-than-150000-jobs-through-195-new-investments/

Ministry to employers: Paid holiday for Pchum Ben

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has told factories and companies to give paid holiday for workers and staff on October 5-7 for Pchum Ben, and that those who voluntarily work during the three days are entitled to additional pay, as per the labour ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-employers-paid-holiday-pchum-ben

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