Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

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. ...

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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/

Increased wage in Kingdom contributes to decline in migrant workers in Thailand

Labour Ministry spokesman Heng Sour yesterday in a press conference said the number of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand decreased last year compared to the same period in 2018.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696441/increased-wage-in-kingdom-contributes-to-decline-in-migrant-workers-in-thailand

Follow labour law effectively, employers told

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued letters to employers reminding them to implement the Kingdom’s labour laws more effectively, especially concerning the seniority payment formula. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/follow-labour-law-effectively-employers-told

Migrant remittances total $2.8B last year

Cambodia migrant workers last year sent $2.8 billion back home in remittances, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. Speaking at an annual gathering last week, Minister Ith Sam Heng said the ministry continues to manage the employment and labour ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/migrant-remittances-total-28b-last-year

Coronavirus likely to result in lay-offs as China factories close

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has warned that some garment factories in Cambodia may be forced to shut down temporarily or lay off workers next month due to a shortage of raw materials. As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread across ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coronavirus-likely-result-lay-offs-china-factories-close

Ministry launches code of conduct for private recruitment agencies

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has reminded private recruitment agencies to operate with integrity and strictly adhere to the code of conduct for agencies in order to ensure the safety of workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685206/ministry-launches-code-of-conduct-for-private-recruitment-agencies

Labour ministry says construction safety concerns addressed

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a response on Wednesday to a petition from civil society organisations asking the government to work on seven key points to improve safety in construction sites. The Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-says-construction-safety-concerns-addressed

Three representatives discuss Labour Law amendments

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has created a working group composed of representatives of employers, government and workers tasked with discussing amending Labour Law articles. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680494/three-representatives-discuss-labour-law-amendments

Minister defends law changes

The Minister of Labour and Vocational Training on Thursday defended recently proposed amendments to the Labour Law despite criticism from union leaders, arguing that they will bring investment to the Kingdom and create jobs. The ministry intends to amend the Labour Law to reduce night ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-defends-law-changes

Ministry looking to lower workers’ night shift wages

The Ministry of Labour is looking to reduce night shift workers’ wages to bring them in line with day rates. This, it said, will increase Cambodia’s competitiveness. However, unions and workers have slammed the move. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng sent ...

Khorn Savi |
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-looking-lower-workers-night-shift-wages

Cambodia, Sweden talk about further developing cooperation on labour

Cambodia and Sweden on Monday announced continued bilateral cooperation in the Kingdom’s labour and vocational training sector. The collaboration was made known at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training during a meeting between Minister Ith Sam Heng and Swedish Ambassador Bjorn Haggmark. In an ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-sweden-talk-about-further-developing-cooperation-labour

Workers told to complain if indemnity is not paid

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training officials have appealed to workers in the textile sector to file complaints to the ministry immediately, if factory owners failed to make last year’s seniority indemnity payments. Meanwhile, some unions claimed that factories had failed to pay the second ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-told-complain-if-indemnity-not-paid

Private sector urged to maintain good relations with government

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng on Monday urged the private sector to maintain good relations with the government to boost social and sustainable economic development in Cambodia. His comments were made at the Annual Government-Private Sector Forum held at a hotel ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/private-sector-urged-maintain-good-relations-government

Labour ministry to check provision of seniority payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is preparing to send officials to check on whether the second phase of seniority payments will be provided to garment factory workers at the end of the year, said ministry spokesman Heng Sour. Last year, the ministry announced ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-check-provision-seniority-payments

Ministry prioritising efforts to digitalise job market services

The Labour Ministry is prioritising efforts to digitalise the public employment services system to respond better to changes in the labour market.​ He was speaking at the launch of the two-day Asia-Pacific Conference of the World Association of Public Employment Services under the theme “Digitalisation ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666462/ministry-prioritising-efforts-to-digitalise-job-market-services/

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