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Over 10 Phnom Penh condos, hotels raided over trafficking, online ‘services’

Hundreds of foreign nationals have been removed from Phnom Penh compounds as police acknowledged detention, torture, extortion and human trafficking in several arrests. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/over-10-phnom-penh-condos-hotels-raided-over-trafficking-online-services/

Dong Thap cooperates with Cambodian locality to fight human trafficking

Fighting human trafficking is one of the fields of cooperation in an agreement signed between the Women’s Union of the southern province of Dong Thap and the Cambodian Women for Peace & Development Association of Prey Veng province yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501158483/dong-thap-cooperates-with-cambodian-locality-to-fight-human-trafficking/

Minister of interior urges continued crackdown on crime in Sihanoukville

The Minister of Interior said the government has plowed billions of dollars into transforming Sihanoukville into an attractive tourism destination while attracting foreign investment as authorities continue to carry out raids for suspected kidnapping and trafficking. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/minister-of-interior-urges-continued-crackdown-on-crime-in-sihanoukville

More government meetings held over human trafficking

Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/more-government-meetings-held-over-human-trafficking/

Investigation into human trafficking to Cambodia continues: Government officials

Government officials reported on the issue of Vietnamese being tricked into working illegally in Cambodia at the Government’s regular press briefing in Hanoi on September 6. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146555/investigation-into-human-trafficking-to-cambodia-continues-government-officials/

Authorities repatriate over 600 citizens lured to work illegally in Cambodia

The Foreign Ministry and Vietnam’s representative agencies in Cambodia have coordinated with the two countries’ authorities to safely repatriate over 600 citizens who had been tricked or lured to Cambodia for illegal work so far. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501143752/authorities-repatriate-over-600-citizens-lured-to-work-illegally-in-cambodia/

Unions push for minimum garment workers wage of $213

The latest round of negotiations on the minimum wage for garment workers has seen unions push for $213 a month, while employers are calling for $196. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/unions-push-for-minimum-garment-workers-wage-of-213

Cambodia, Thailand sign agreement on combating human trafficking

Cambodia and Thailand have signed an agreement on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on law enforcement cooperation against human trafficking, according to a statement from Cambodia’s National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501141318/cambodia-thailand-sign-agreement-on-combating-human-trafficking/

Almost 870 foreigners rescued from human trafficking scams

About 865 foreign nationals have been rescued within four months in 87 human trafficking cases across four provinces, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/almost-870-foreigners-rescued-from-human-trafficking-scams

Interior minister expresses regret about year of human trafficking

After months of authorities’ denials, Interior Minister Sar Kheng acknowledged foreign nationals had been trafficked into Cambodia, passed around gambling and other syndicates, faced violence and threats, and were calling out for help and rescue for more than a year. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/interior-minister-expresses-regret-about-year-of-human-trafficking/

Cambodia says it's helping foreigners scammed by traffickers

Cambodia on Friday said it is attempting to aid foreigners who have been victimized by human traffickers, after Taiwan said it is seeking to free more than 300 of its citizens who were lured to the Southeast Asian nation by organized crime groups. ...

Associated Press
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-says-it-s-helping-foreigners-scammed-by-traffickers/6711458.html

Ministry proposes solution to Canteran dispute, workers vote to keep pushing

The Labor Ministry on Wednesday proposed a compensation plan for former workers of the defunct Canteran Apparel garment factory after Prime Minister Hun Sen urged officials to find a solution for the labor dispute. ...

Khut Sokun and Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/ministry-proposes-solution-to-canteran-dispute-workers-vote-to-keep-pushing/

Government improves benefits for pensioners

The government has issued a sub-decree on increasing social security benefits for former civil servants and veterans and sponsoring maids for certain disabled people after the Ministry of Labour recently announced social security pensions for individuals in factories, establishments and companies. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501131838/government-improves-benefits-for-pensioners/

Unions, gov’t gear up for talks to revise minimum wages

Trade unions are gearing up for a meeting with the Ministry of Labour, to negotiate on revising minimum wages for factory workers in the wake of skyrocketing prices. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501119201/unions-govt-gear-up-for-talks-to-revise-minimum-wages/

Cyclo drivers spinning their wheels until tourism’s return

Sitting on his cyclo – bicycle powered rickshaws with a passenger seat in front of the driver – and wearing a white plastic rain parka, Chheng Sam Ol was guessing that once it started raining there’d be no more customers for him to drive that ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-post-depth/cyclo-drivers-spinning-their-wheels-until-tourisms-return

Businesses instructed to enlist in NSSF soon

Senior labour officials called on businesses, manufacturing enterprises and other private institutions that are covered by the labour law but have not yet been registered with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to do so as soon as possible. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/businesses-instructed-enlist-nssf-soon

Government kicks off pension scheme for private sector

The government has launched a social security pension fund aimed at providing retirement benefits to private sector employees, in a move applauded by civil society groups and workers. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/government-kicks-off-pension-scheme-for-private-sector/

Minister: Swiss SDC Kingdom’s ‘key partner in development’

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng said the activities of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Cambodia over the past decade demonstrate its commitment and long-term partnership with the Kingdom. The SDC is an important donor that has assisted Cambodia’s ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-swiss-sdc-kingdoms-key-partner-development

Five ex-NagaWorld staffers take severance

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced that five more of the nearly 400 former NagaWorld employees who were laid off had willingly accepted severance pay. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-ex-nagaworld-staffers-take-severance

Oxfam and Laudes Foundation launch initiative to promote inclusive social protection for apparel employees in Cambodia

Oxfam in Cambodia, with support from Laudes Foundation, has partnered with four well-established NGOs and trade unions to jointly implement an initiative called, Inclusive National Social Protection Initiatives that Respond to the Needs of Apparel Industry Employees (INSPIRE). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081051/oxfam-and-laudes-foundation-launch-initiative-to-promote-inclusive-social-protection-for-apparel-employees-in-cambodia/

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