Labor

Patrick Murphy praises ministry for expanding BFC programme

United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy has lauded the Kingdom’s efforts in strengthening labour conditions by expanding the Better Factories Cambodia programme to also cover travel goods production. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667606/patrick-murphy-praises-ministry-for-expanding-bfc-programme/

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/

Special facility for human trafficking victims on the table with Thailand

A Social Affairs Ministry delegation is in Thailand to discuss the possible construction of a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665911/special-facility-for-human-trafficking-victims-on-the-table-with-thailand/

Korea assists Cambodia on occupational safety

Cambodia and Korea have joined hands to study the legislation of occupational health and safety regulations for employees at factories and business enterprises. The project was initiated on Thursday at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training when Minister Ith Sam Heng met with Choi Heaeun, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/korea-assists-cambodia-occupational-safety

Ministry: Construction workers must upskill

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training official Teang Sak on Wednesday urged the private sector to work with the government in improving the skills of workers to meet the needs of the fast-growing construction sector. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-construction-workers-must-upskill

Labor unionists decry lack of consultation on union law amendments

Worker unions criticized the National Assembly’s passing of 10 amendments to the contentious Trade Union Law on Tuesday, saying they were not aware of the exact nature of the amendments passed by parliament. ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/labor-unionists-decry-lack-of-consultation-on-union-law-amendments/5183177.html

Amendments to Law on Trade Unions passes NA unchanged

The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft law on amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without making any changes – a move that some unions said failed to address workers’ concerns. Reading a prepared statement during the plenary session ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/amendments-law-trade-unions-passes-na-unchanged

World Bank report warns of need for diversification and skills development

The World Bank yesterday launched a new report highlighting the success of Cambodia’s economic development and issued comprehensive policy reform recommendations in order to sustain that growth.​ ...

Gerald Flynn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661464/world-bank-report-warns-of-need-for-diversification-and-skills-development/

Human trafficking arrests on the rise

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking cracked down on 131 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases from January to last month, an increase of 22 cases over the same period last year. Chou Bun Eng, an Interior Ministry secretary of state and also NCCT vice ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660947/human-trafficking-arrests-on-the-rise/

Ministry to merge labour inspection teams

The Labour Ministry is merging its inspection department’s team with those in three other ministries to create a single one to conduct checks on industries and factories.​ Labour Minister Ith Samheng on Friday led a meeting with officials from the Industry and Handicrafts Ministry, Tourism ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660643/ministry-to-merge-labour-inspection-teams/

Lack of future plans a concern for migrant workers in South Korea

While some Cambodian migrant workers in South Korea are happy to have relieved family debt burden at home, others are working in “not-good” conditions and without clear objectives. At around 6pm, 21 workers leave a reservoir construction site in the city of Gimpo, around 15km ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-post-depth/lack-future-plans-concern-migrant-workers-south-korea

Wages set to increase for civil servants

The government will increase the minimum wage for civil servants, teachers, doctors, and armed forces in a move to improve their living conditions next year. Speaking in a cabinet meeting at the Peace Palace on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that wages for both government ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50654902/wages-set-to-increase-for-civil-servants/

National budget for next year set at $7.66 billion

The government has planned a national budget of more than $7.66 billion for 2020, which will be divided by sectors across 39 ministries and institutions. A press release issued by the Council of Ministers on Friday following a plenary meeting said the government expects the ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-budget-next-year-set-766-billion

National plan to address trafficking launched

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) has launched its National Plan of Action 2019-2023 to address new forms of human trafficking, including surrogacy and sex trafficking at nightclubs that have emerged through the permeation of the internet. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-address-trafficking-launched

Women face gender-based violence at work

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said the government is committed to eliminating violence in the workplace. Civil society, he said, supported the government’s action but wanted a specific mechanism introduced to help support female victims of such violence. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-face-gender-based-violence-work

Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the garment industry of up to $89 million per year, said Care Cambodia’s acting country director Jan Noorlander. Speaking at a Business of Women at Work forum yesterday, Mr Noorlander said the organisation was very ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652048/sexual-harassment-at-work-costs-garment-industry-89-million-a-year/

Ministry report notes drop in number of construction workers

The Land Management Ministry has released a report which says the number of workers in the construction sector during the first nine months of this year has dropped by more than 30 percent when compared to the same period last year. However, its findings are being ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651594/ministry-report-notes-drop-in-number-of-construction-workers/

Trade union bill changes passed

The Council of Ministers approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without modification on Friday, leaving some unions disappointed and claiming that the majority of their suggestions had not been included. Articles 3, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 54, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trade-union-bill-changes-passed

Almost all migrant workers ‘legal and safe’: Ministry

Labour Minister Ith Samheng on Wednesday told a representative of the International Organisation for Migration that the government has successfully legalised almost all Cambodians working overseas and made their situation safer. The minister said the government has always prioritised finding a solution to the migration problems ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650024/almost-all-migrant-workers-legal-and-safe-ministry/

National Assembly unanimously approves draft social security bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft Law on Social Security Scheme, which consists of 11 chapters and 107 articles. Passed by the Council of Ministers in early August, the bill was approved by all 105 members present at the assembly. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-unanimously-approves-draft-social-security-bill

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