Labor

Garment workers reveal how wages don’t cover living costs

With the minimum wage hike on the horizon, many garment workers who are working hard at low wages and still not able to pay for rent, food and send money home to their families hope their situation will soon change. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949774/garment-workers-reveal-how-wages-dont-cover-living-costs/

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

PM adds $2 to minimum wage agreed for next year

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) voted to set minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors at $192 for 2022. Prime Minister Hun Sen then stepped in to add $2 to the total, making it $194 per month.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-adds-2-minimum-wage-agreed-next-year

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/

Trade unions hope for some minimum wage increment

With Cambodia having gone through economic turbulence, just like other countries around the world, it’s difficult to say in which direction the third tripartite negotiation talks for the national minimum wage for next year will sway.​ ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50940160/trade-unions-hope-for-some-minimum-wage-increment/

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. According to industry observers, the employers are planning to offer $183.40, as opposed to $214.20 requested by trade unions. ...

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

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

Dates set for minimum wage raise discussion

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) will hold a series of meetings from mid-September onwards to negotiate the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sectors. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dates-set-minimum-wage-raise-discussion

Unions to request 11.6% raise to minimum wage

Seventeen union representatives from the Wage Negotiation Working Group have agreed to negotiate for a $22.20 increase in salaries for textile, garment and footwear workers for 2022. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-request-116-raise-minimum-wage

Cambodia sees spike in human, sex trafficking cases in first half of 2021

Cambodia cracked down on 198 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases in the first six months of 2021, a remarkable rise from only 63 cases over the same period last year, a senior official said on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50924773/cambodia-sees-spike-in-human-sex-trafficking-cases-in-first-half-of-2021/

Unions ask for $200 minimum wage for 2022

The Trade Unions have proposed that the minimum wage for workers be raised to $200 per month, starting next year which is a turn from their initial demand of $250 last year. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50921500/unions-ask-for-200-minimum-wage-for-2022/

CDC approves $71 million in new investments to create 9,500 jobs

Eight new projects worth $71.4 million have been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). The new projects  will create over 9,500 jobs at a critical juncture in the Kingdom’s economic recovery. ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50906237/cdc-approves-71-million-in-new-investments-to-create-9500-jobs/

Cambodia ranks top in women workforce

The UNDP in Cambodia published a statement yesterday on its Facebook page stating that the rate of women workers in the Kingdom is higher than others in the region. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902846/cambodia-ranks-top-in-women-workforce/

Labor Ministry signs MoU to promote labor sector

The Ministry of Labor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with American Center for International Labor Solidarity to promote labor sector in Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903307/labor-ministry-signs-mou-to-promote-labor-sector/

Informal economy may lose over 6M jobs by Covid’s end

Minister of Planning Chhay Than said more than six million workers in the informal economy have either lost or are expected to lose their jobs due to Covid-19, despite the government’s efforts to counter the pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/informal-economy-may-lose-over-6m-jobs-covids-end

400 sacked CINTRI workers protest in Phnom Penh

400 CINTRI workers who were sacked by the company earlier – including cleaners, garbage collectors and drivers – protested at the company yesterday to demand payments. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894337/400-sacked-cintri-workers-protest-in-phnom-penh/

Droves of up to 2,000 migrant Cambodian workers flee Thailand

More than 2,000 Cambodian migrants have reportedly returned back to their home country at Chong Chom border crossing in Surin due to the closure of worker camps. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894041/droves-of-up-to-2000-migrant-cambodian-workers-flee-thailand/

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