Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

NSSF wins ASSA best entity award for 8th time

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has won the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA)’s best entity award for a record eighth time. ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia to provide training on technical skills for 1.5 million young people

Cambodia’s private sector hopes to provide vocational training on technical skills for approximately 1.5 million young people to supplement the country’s local skilled workforce, enhance capabilities, and reduce production costs shortly. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Minister of Labour thanks the Japanese company for continuing to train technical schools in Cambodia

Heng Sour, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, on Nov 20, thanked the Japanese company for continuing to provide human resource training to JVC Technical Institute on vehicle repair and maintenance skills, including a project to train the capacity of Cambodian trainees in Japan through ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry to fine, shutter businesses employing children

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said yesterday that businesses employing children will be shut down and fined or may even face criminal charges. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

About 60,000 Cambodians have gained employment in the first eight months of 2023

According to a recent report issued by the Cambodian Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training 1,188 new enterprises have begun their operation in Cambodia, employing nearly 60,000 people. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry of Labour rejects NGO report on workers’ loss of wages

A report on the decline in salaries in Cambodia’s textile and apparel industry that was produced by four NGOs and unions has been rejected by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ​  ...

Torn Vibol

Ministry intensifying efforts in fight against child labour

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is intensifying its efforts to disseminate labour laws and legal documents related to child employment across Cambodia, with an emphasis on five provinces. ...

Chea Sokny

Ministry of Social Affairs plans new policy for the disabled

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation will set out a new policy for the inclusive development of people with disabilities in the next five years. ...

Tith Kongnov

Government trained over 270,000 workers in past five years

The Royal Government of Cambodia has equipped over 270,000 workers with the necessary formal skills for the job market from 2018 to 2022. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Labour Minister asks JICA to continue vocational technical training to boost Cambodia’s economic growth to 7%

Heng Sour, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, has requested the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Cambodia to continue developing human resources in technical and vocational training to increase the momentum of Cambodia’s economic growth to 7%. ...

Khmer Times Staff

AFD commits to skills development in Cambodia

France has reaffirmed its commitment to ongoing collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, particularly in relation to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) sectors. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Ministry adopts three-policy approach to aid migrant workers

A three-policy approach to provide services and protect​ more than 1.2 million Cambodian migrant workers working abroad was announced yesterday by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Son Minea

Parties eye ‘common ground’ in wage talks

In the latest meeting of the National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) regarding 2024 wage determination for the textile, garment, bag, footwear and travel goods sectors, both parties have reached an agreement to conclude negotiations by September 28. ...

Van Socheata

No consensus on fourth minimum wage meet

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) has failed to reach any conclusive consensus on the new minimum wage 2024 for garment, travel goods and bag industries even though the employers and employers’ representatives strived to negotiate with each other for the fourth time yesterday ...

Kang Sothear

Foreign employee quota application for work in Cambodia in 2024 now open

Cambodia has opened the application window for businesses to apply for the foreign employee quota. Under the quota system, only 10 percent of a local company’s workforce can be a foreign employee. ...

Khmer Times Staff

$1.5M shared to suspended workers

From April 1 to September 5 of 2023, the government allocated almost $1.5 million in cash transfers to nearly 35,000 factory workers whose contracts were suspended. Many of the suspended workers have returned to work. ...

Long Kimmarita

Unemployment rate to fall to 0.3 percent in 2023

Cambodia’s unemployment rate is expected to decline to 0.3 percent in 2023 from 0.4 percent last year, according to the latest figures released on Sunday by the labour ministry based on the data of the United Nations agency International Labour Organisation (ILO). ...

Kang Sothear

Next minimum wage talks set for Sep 11

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) has set September 11 as the date for its next gathering to discuss setting the 2024 minimum income for workers in the textile, garment, footwear, travel goods and bag sectors. ...

Van Socheata

GFT minimum wage hike focuses on sustainability

The government has confirmed continuing minimum wage hikes for workers in the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) sector, adhering to the sustainability of the sector and competitiveness in the market. ...

Chea Vanyuth

ILO applauds Cambodia’s work, social protection achievements

The UN team responsible for promoting decent work commended the Cambodian government for its involvement in the decent work and social protection initiative. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Heng Sour also asked the UN agency to further intensify its efforts to develop the nation’s ...

Sok Raksa

New PM proposes daycare centres and schools for factories

Prime Minister Hun Manet is urging stakeholders to plan and establish onsite community daycare centres, schools and cafeterias so the children of factory workers can receive care services and enjoy the opportunity to learn. ...

Hang Punreay

Minimum wage negotiations ongoing

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) convened for its second tripartite meeting on August 28, aiming to determine a minimum wage for workers in Cambodia. Representatives from trade unions and employers gathered for discussions, though a definite base salary figure remains undecided. ...

Van Socheata

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