Manufacturing

Garments and textiles

Ministry of Labor sets $194 minimum wage for workers in 2022

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training sets US $194 minimum wage for textile, garment, footwear, travel accessories and bags workers for 2022. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2021-09-28-1150-224325.html

Garment sector wage negotiations resume today, workers may strike

The tripartite meetings to decide the 2022 garment factory minimum wage will resume today amid stalemated negotiations. Unions have warned of demonstrations if the talks do not result in a resolution. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942956/garment-sector-wage-negotiations-resume-today-workers-may-strike/

Tripartite talks over minimum wage start

Tripartite discussions on the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors were set to begin on September 14. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tripartite-talks-over-minimum-wage-start

Trade unions brainstorm minimum wage

The trade union leaders and representatives yesterday met to brainstorm and finalise the garment and footwear workers’ minimum wage adjustment for next year, taking into consideration the social and economic situation following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50930399/trade-unions-brainstorm-minimum-wage/

Exports to US jump more than 37 percent, imports also gain January to July

Cambodia’s exports to the US rose 37.26 percent measured Jan-July. Shipments adding up to more than $3.8 billion were made up mainly of clothing, footwear and travel products. ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914249/exports-to-us-jump-more-than-37-percent-imports-also-gain-january-to-july/

New garment sector investments exceeding $8mn approved by CDC

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) is welcoming new investments in one of the Kingdom’s pillar industries as new variants and outbreaks lead to a string of downgrades in economic projections. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50908192/new-garment-sector-investments-exceeding-8mn-approved-by-cdc/

Unions want full payment for garment workers

Unions are calling for garment factory owners to pay full wages to their employees for the lockdown period but the Labour Ministry says there is no law to state that employers must do so.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50865048/unions-want-full-payment-for-garment-workers/

Two new investment projects approved by CDC

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has issued investment certificates to Fu Bi Xing (Cambodia) Packaging Co., Ltd and Sheng He Leisure Bag (Cambodia) Co., Ltd for the production of travel bags and goods in the Kingdom. ...

Gareth Johnson
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50864368/two-new-investment-projects-approved-by-cdc/

100+ factories closed since January: Ministry

Since the start of the pandemic, 203 garment factories have closed, Secretary of State of Industry, Science and Innovation Heng Sok revealed. ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50863854/100-factories-closed-since-january-ministry/

At least 60 garment workers test positive for Covid-19 in Svay Rieng

At least 60 garment workers have tested positive for Covid-19 at A and J Cambodia in Tay Seng 1 Special Economic Zone, in Svay Rieng province’ Bavet city today, sending thousands of other workers to run amok. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50862887/at-least-60-garment-workers-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-svay-rieng/

New garment factory set for Phnom Penh

A new garment factory project invested in by the Ruixue Group of China through its local subsidiary Ruixue (Cambodia) Co Ltd has been approved by the Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC). The $4.5 million project will be built in Khan Sen Sok. ...

Gareth Johnson
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50861825/new-garment-factory-set-for-phnom-penh/

Cash-strapped workers seek reduction in monthly rates for rental units

Some 200 garment workers gathered on May 10 on Veng Sreng Street in Stung Meanchey III commune’s Damnak Thum Pir village in the capital’s Meanchey district to demand that the Phnom Penh municipal authorities help facilitate a 50 per cent reduction in monthly rates for ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-strapped-workers-seek-reduction-monthly-rates-rental-units

Labour ministry and GMAC clarify factory re-openings

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng released a notification pertaining to the payment of wages and reopening requirements for factories located in Yellow Zones in Phnom Penh and Takmao city,  Kandal province. ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50854041/labour-ministry-and-gmac-clarify-factory-re-openings/

Q1 garment exports valued at $2.4 billion

Cambodia’s garment product exports contracted in the first quarter financial period as hundreds of factories remained closed temporarily because of COVID-19 in Phnom Penh and Takmao city, Kandal province. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50850644/q1-garment-exports-valued-at-2-4-billion/

Factory workers in lockdown to receive half salary in April

The Ministry of Labour has announced that factory workers who are in lockdown in Phnom Penh and Kandal province will receive 50 percent of their April salary. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847673/factory-workers-in-lockdown-to-receive-half-salary-in-april/

Over 200 factories suspended, 1,673 workers test positive

A total of 206 factories have now been temporarily closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 community outbreak, with 1,673 workers known to have contracted the virus and over 17,000 additional workers currently isolated in quarantine, according to Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training spokesperson Heng ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-200-factories-suspended-1673-workers-test-positive

Some 1.2 million of workers bear the brunt of Covid-19

An estimated 1.2 million factory workers have been affected by the government’s lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province, which will now be extended to May 5, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training spokesperson Heng Sour. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/some-12-million-workers-bear-brunt-covid-19

Kandal factories to shut if 5% of workers Covid positive

Factories in Kandal province where at least five per cent of workers test positive for Covid-19 will be temporarily closed, provincial governor Kong Sophorn said in an April 25 Facebook post. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-factories-shut-if-5-workers-covid-positive

Garment lobby calls for understanding as lockdown halts production

Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on April 19 urged buyers and stakeholders not to penalise its members for failing to honour pre-agreed delivery commitments during the ongoing lockdown measures imposed by the government. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-lobby-calls-understanding-lockdown-halts-production

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