Manufacturing

Garments and textiles

News Analysis: GMAC lawsuit opens old wounds for unknown benefits

The decision by the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) to file a lawsuit against the European Commission (EC) has reignited the ongoing struggle between Cambodia and the European Union (EU) to promote bilateral trade and uphold a political agenda. ...

Harrison White and Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769181/news-analysis-gmac-lawsuit-opens-old-wounds-for-unknown-benefits/

Nearly 13,000 suspended workers to receive cash allowance payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has so far provided 30 cash handouts to workers in the garment and tourism sectors, with this week’s number totalling to almost 13,000 workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-13000-suspended-workers-receive-cash-allowance-payments

$2.7 million of investment welcome in times of need

Logwood Apparel Co Ltd has been given the go-ahead from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) to build a factory in Kandal Stung district, Kandal province. The newly-approved project with a total investment of $2.7 million covers the production of clothes and medical ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764132/2-7-million-of-investment-welcome-in-times-of-need/

Next year’s minimum wage set at $190

The National Council on Minimum Wage has set the 2021 minimum wage at $190 per month for workers in the textile, garment, and footwear industries, according to the Ministry of Labour. ...

Dina Huon
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762874/next-years-minimum-wage-set-at-190/

Minimum wage to be decided

The National Council on Minimum Wage will decide on a wage increase for workers in the garment, footwear, textile and travel product sectors at a meeting on Thursday after a figure could not be reached at a tripartite meeting on Wednesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-be-decided

Factory workers seek help as ministry says owner did not file notice

While hundreds of workers from the shuttered Violet Apparel factory submitted a petition to the European Union’s Delegation to Cambodia seeking help securing unpaid benefits, a ministry official has said that the factory’s owner has not filed the necessary paperwork exempting him from paying workers. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/factory-workers-seek-help-as-ministry-says-owner-did-not-file-notice/

Unions propose $12.35 minimum wage increase

Unions’ workers will propose a new minimum wage for 2021 of $203.35 per month in the next National Council on Minimum Wage’s (NCMW) meeting. ...

Huon DIna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761572/unions-propose-12-35-minimum-wage-increase/

Unions call for minimum wage to be raised by over $11

Unions are set to demand that workers minimum wage is raised by $11.59 at the National Council on Minimum Wage due to be held at the Ministry of Labour today. ...

Huon Dina
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760085/unions-call-for-minimum-wage-to-be-raised-by-over-11/

Silk initiative reels in extra income for students

Representatives from six universities in Cambodia and the Ministry of Education, together with a member of the World Bank discussed ways to help students to make some money related to the agriculture sector, processing and related work. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757496/silk-initiative-reels-in-extra-income-for-students/

$10-million garment factory to open in Kampong Speu province

On the day the EU enforced tariffs on some of Cambodia’s exports, the Council for Development of Cambodia announced yet another new investment in the garment sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754548/10-million-garment-factory-to-open-in-kampong-speu-province/

The EU’s tax free status partially withdrawn

THE Kingdom’s annual $7 billion garment and textile sector will see the partial loss of a preferential zero-tax trade deal provided by the European Union (EU) from today as the Cambodia-China free-trade agreement (FTA) is on its way for final signing. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753939/the-eus-tax-free-status-partially-withdrawn/

Gov’t continues out-of-work aid

The government has announced it will continue to provide out-of-work allowances to garment, footwear and hospitality workers for the next two months, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750933/govt-continues-out-of-work-aid/

Savagely battered Cambodia’s garment industry seeks urgent help to stay alive

Cambodia’s garment industry had issued a renewed plea for help amidst new statistics revealing that more than 150,000 workers have now lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Eco Textile
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744740/savagely-battered-cambodias-garment-industry-seeks-urgent-help-to-stay-alive/

Cambodia supports 170,000 workers in garment, tourism sectors

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the government has transferred $40 per month to approximately 170,000 workers in the garment and tourism sectors, who suffered work suspension due to COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744788/cambodia-supports-170000-workers-in-garment-tourism-sectors/

Garment exports fall, factories hit by virus

Exports in garment sector dropped more than 5 percent to around $3.78 billion in the first half of the year, according to a spokesman of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Sok Chan
http://khmertimeskh.com/50743103/garment-exports-fall-factories-hit-by-virus/

400 factories in Cambodia suspend operations, affecting over 150,000 workers due to COVID-19

About 400 garments, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia have suspended their operations, leaving over 150,000 workers jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a joint statement on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740479/400-factories-in-cambodia-suspend-operations-affecting-over-150000-workers-due-to-covid-19/

Factory suspensions in Phnom Penh total 121

Phnom Penh Municipal Labour Department said as of today, 121 garment factories have suspended their operations in the capital since the pandemic began. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734544/factory-suspensions-in-phnom-penh-total-121/

Further $12million prepared for workers suffering suspension

Until now, he said, around 110,000 workers have received their allowances across 344 factories and enterprises. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731207/further-12million-prepared-for-workers-suffering-suspension/

Cambodia’s garment, footwear sectors propose EU postpone EBA withdrawal

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) on June 2 requested the European Commission to postpone its withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months so ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730205/cambodias-garment-footwear-sectors-propose-eu-postpone-eba-withdrawal/

Ministry: Further out-of-work allowances paid

The Ministry of Labour announced on Monday that a further 25,588 workers of 67 enterprises in the garment and tourism sectors will be paid allowances from the government after facing suspension or unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729508/ministry-further-out-of-work-allowances-paid/

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