‘Technicians, skilled labourers crucial for tech investments’

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reiterated the importance of increasing the number of technicians and skilled labourers to attract new high-end technology investment projects to Cambodia. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Social health insurance scheme extended to tuk-tuk drivers

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is rolling out a pilot of its Social Health Insurance scheme for tuk-tuk drivers in the capital in April as part of a move to extend social security coverage to the nation’s informal workers. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Malaysian PM to witness deals on recruitment of Cambodia workers

Two agreements on recruitment of Cambodian workers will be signed before Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in Cambodia today when he makes a one-day visit to the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia government moves to quash fears of forced labour in garment sector

In a video conference with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and VF Corporation, Cambodia’s Secretary of State of the Ministry of Commerce, Sok Sopheak, who heads the commission for manufacturing subcontract management in the garment, textile and footwear industry, said the country will ...

Khmer Times Staff

CENTRAL advises migrant workers of rights

The Centre for Alliance of Labour and Human Rights (CENTRAL) is carrying out an awareness campaign among the public about the potential risks of migrating to find work in Thailand. The organisation warned that many Cambodians were continuing to use the services of brokers to ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodian authorities urged to probe forced labor in factories

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and VF Corporation are urging Cambodian authorities to investigate​ forced labor used to produce export goods. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Workshop reinforces ban on forced labour

Key stakeholders have attended a workshop to reinforce Cambodia’s stance on the banned use of forced labour in garment factories. ...

Marissa Carruthers

UNICEF, government hold forum on child rights

UNICEF and the NGO Save the Children jointly hosted a forum in Phnom Penh marking the 10th anniversary of the global launch of the “Children’s Rights and Business Principles”. These principles offer guidelines for businesses as they embed children’s rights into their business strategies and ...

Sok Raksa

Union calls for NSSF registration for every construction worker

Trade unions are working to educate construction workers and their employers on the benefits of the Kingdom’s social protection systems. Various stakeholders met on March 3 for the final review of the 2023-2027 occupational safety and health master plan, while one union revealed that less than ...

Chea Sokny

PM: Factory workers on suspension get support

Prime Minister Hun Sen has officially announced that the government will provide cash assistance to over 32,000 workers in the textile-related sectors whose employment has been suspended due to a reduction in purchasing orders, or whose factories have ceased operations. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Suspended factory workers to receive allowances, says PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the government will provide allowances to 32,000 factory workers, including 26,000 women, who have lost their jobs due to factory suspensions amid declining orders. ...

Seng Mengheng

Kampong Speu needs factory workers, unemployed told

Kampong Speu Provincial Governor Vei Samnang yesterday called on workers who have lost their jobs to work in factories in Kampong Speu province, which are short of manpower. ...

Torn Vibol

NagaWorld union leader defends strike’s legality on day two of trial

 On the second day of trial for nine NagaWorld union members accused of incitement, the Phnom Penh municipal court prosecutor claimed union leader Chhim Sithar had been directing an illegal protest while Sithar maintained she was merely participating in a legal strike aligned with labor ...

Sovann Sreypich

DNA test confirms one Cambodian died in Poipet casino fire, but more still missing

DNA testing last week revealed one Cambodian died in the December Poipet casino fire, Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities told CamboJA Monday. ...

Khuon Narim and Runn Sreydeth

Forum tackles sexual harassment at work

Key stakeholders have gathered to discuss tackling the issue of sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the workplace ...

Mao Sreypich

Cambodia needs tech skill labour: PM

More quality, effective technical education and skills development are needed to deliver the talented workforce sought after by industrial investors, Prime Minister Hun Sen stated on February 27, as pundits asked the government to increase and enhance job-aligned vocational training options while improving the labour-market ...

Samban Chandara

Employment rate over 99%: Labour minister

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng said that ensuring the development of a resilient and well-paid labour market with better working conditions has contributed to the implementation of the strategic plan for the development of the employment sector. ...

Post Staff

Incitement trial begins for NagaWorld union leader and eight strikers

NagaWorld union leader Chhim Sithar and eight co-defendants appeared for their first day of trial in Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday. Sithar and all her colleagues, except for one, denied the incitement charges against them. ...

Khuon Narim and Sovann Sreypich

South Korea to increase quota for Cambodian workers to over 10,000 in 2023

The Republic of Korea has pledged to increase the quota for Cambodian workers in the country to more than 10,000 this year, and the figure will further rise in the following years. The pledge was made by Dr Uh Soobong, Chairman of Human Resource Development ...

Khmer Times Staff

NagaWorld dispute drags on with 25th meeting

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training remains unable to find a solution to the labour dispute between NagaWorld and its dismissed employees, while civil society organisations call on the ministry to end its role as mediator and for the use of existing legal mechanisms ...

Chea Sokny

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