Labor

Garment Exports Up, But Workers Worried About Factory Closures

Phon Touch and Teang Sreytouch have been working for years in Cambodia’s garment industry, but now the two women are worried they could join the thousands of others in the sector who’ve been laid off without proper compensation. ​ ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/garment-exports-up-but-workers-worried-about-factory-closures/

Phenomenon of Cambodian women trafficked to China as brides

The number of women travelling from Cambodia to China for forced or arranged marriages has surged since 2016 and experienced a further spike since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501073873/phenomenon-of-cambodian-women-trafficked-to-china-as-brides/

Gov’t confident while labour unions warn against EBA exit

Withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) from Cambodia has evoked mixed reaction from economic experts and labour unions in the country. While economic experts claimed it would not affect badly, labour unions have raised concerns and urged the government to deal with European Union (EU) ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501071988/govt-confident-while-labour-unions-warn-against-eba-exit/

Migrant workers in Thailand urged to renew documents

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said that from May 9 onward, they will begin renewing Overseas Cambodian Worker Cards (OCWC) and Cambodian Travel documents for working overseas (TD) for Cambodians who are living and working in Thailand. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-thailand-urged-renew-documents

Hun Sen highlights achievements in labour sector and calls for resilience

Cambodian Prime Minister highlighted major achievements in the labor sector and urged workers to get resilient to seize new opportunities during the post-pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501067381/hun-sen-highlights-achievements-in-labour-sector-and-calls-for-resilience/

Ministry of Labour to celebrates 136th Anniversary of International Labor Day

The International Labor Day, May 1, is an important event for workers, which is celebrated every year, and this year the Royal Government has issued a circular and message to inspire and assign tasks to the Royal Government working group. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066924/ministry-of-labour-to-celebrates-136th-anniversary-of-international-labor-day/

Ministry, partners complete M’Kiri forest project

Over 16,000 community members living in the natural protected areas of Mondulkiri province have completely shifted away from logging trees in the forests or hunting wildlife to growing crops and raising domesticated animals through the Poverty Alleviation Project set up by state institutions and other ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-partners-complete-mkiri-forest-project

Veteran assoc urges officials to prioritise equity card issuance

Senior Minister Kun Kim, secretary-general of the Cambodia Veteran Association (CVA), has instructed the Pursat provincial Department of Veterans to expedite the issuance of equity cards to veterans so they can receive benefits from the government. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/veteran-assoc-urges-officials-prioritise-equity-card-issuance

City hall says NagaWorld protesters not cooperative

A spokesman for the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration expressed regret that former and current employees of the NagaWorld integrate resort continued to hold public demonstrations, while little progress appeared to have been made at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training brokered talks between the ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-says-nagaworld-protesters-not-cooperative

Eight NagaWorld protesters free on bail

Eight of the 11 union leaders and members who were formerly employed at the NagaWorld integrated resort and were arrested for organising protests over their layoffs were released on bail by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on March 14. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eight-nagaworld-protesters-free-bail

Sar Kheng set to lead NagaWorld mediation meeting

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng is slated to lead a meeting with ministers and authorities to seek a solution for the ongoing labour dispute between the NagaWorld integrated resort and former staff who have since mid-December been protesting the termination of hundreds of their coworkers. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-set-lead-nagaworld-mediation-meeting

NagaWorld protesters urged to halt gathering amid Covid

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration reiterated its calls for former NagaWorld employees to stop gathering to protest, as by doing so they were defying Covid-19 health measures. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nagaworld-protesters-urged-halt-gathering-amid-covid

24 more former NagaWorld protesters diagnosed with COVID

From February 19-20, 2022, the results of samples of 24 more NagaWorld protesters were found to be positive for COVID-19, while some involved have not submitted themselves for the 2nd test. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501028433/24-more-former-nagaworld-protesters-diagnosed-with-covid/

Unions looking for place within SEZ boundaries

Since just before the pandemic started, Chhoum Phen has changed his job more than five times within Hi-Tech Apparel, the garment factory he has worked at for more than five years. ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Yon Sineat
https://vodenglish.news/unions-looking-for-place-within-sez-boundaries/

Capital's Covid authority orders end to NagaWorld rallies

The Phnom Penh Commission to Combat Covid-19, led by the capital’s municipal administration, issued a directive telling former workers of NagaWorld integrated resort to immediately halt protests, and ordering them to practice coronavirus health measures to prevent the pathogen from spreading among them and their ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capitals-covid-authority-orders-end-nagaworld-rallies

First group of Cambodian workers under labor MoU enter Thailand

Thailand has reopened its border with Cambodia to migrant workers to address labor shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501018277/first-group-of-cambodian-workers-under-labor-mou-enter-thailand/

Minister of Labour promotes implementation of National Policy on Work and Employment

The Minister of Labour and Vocational Training urged the implementation of a national policy on better work and employment to reduce labour disputes. The statement was made by Minister of Labour Ith Samheng on the afternoon of January 25, while leading a delegation to visit ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501014387/minister-of-labour-promotes-implementation-of-national-policy-on-work-and-employment/

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