Labor

Labour ministry demand fire safety measures, protections

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training strongly urges all owners and directors of manufacturing enterprises and other business establishments to actively participate in enhancing fire prevention measures, as well as safety and occupational health protocols for workers. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-demand-fire-safety-measures-protections

Human rights watch: Cambodian government’s claims of democracy do not reflect reality

Cambodia’s 2023 election year was marked by attacks against government critics and independent media, according to a 2024 global Human Rights Watch (HRW) report published Thursday. ...

Khuon Narim and Leila Goldstein
https://cambojanews.com/human-rights-watch-cambodian-governments-claims-of-democracy-do-not-reflect-reality/

NSSF: Over 100,000 people register for voluntary contribution scheme

From Nov. 14, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024, a total of 106,868 people has registered as members of the Voluntary Contribution Health Care Social Security Scheme Fund (Voluntary Contribution Scheme), administered by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501417707/nssf-over-100000-people-register-for-voluntary-contribution-scheme/

Seven Cambodian refugees nabbed by Thai police await UNHCR help

Thai authorities arrested 10 Cambodian refugees while attending the Paris Peace Agreement course in Bangkok on December 29, with seven of them being held at Suan Plu Immigration Detention Center while awaiting intervention by the UNHCR. ...

Pok Ponlue and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/seven-cambodian-refugees-nabbed-by-thai-police-await-unhcr-help/

New visa stamps aim to curb trafficking, illegal employment

The government has introduced a new measure in its fight against human trafficking, with tourist visas now specifically indicating that the bearer is unable to work legally in Cambodia. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-visa-stamps-aim-to-curb-trafficking-illegal-employment

New minimum wage in effect, up $4 per month

With the arrival of a new calendar year, workers in textile, garment, footwear, and travel goods factories are set to enjoy a new minimum monthly salary of $204. The new figure is $4 higher than the 2023 wage. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-minimum-wage-in-effect-up-4-per-month

20,000 youth to receive training as the Kingdom raises skilled HR

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced that nearly 20,000 young people from disadvantaged households registered for and received vocational training in the 45 days between November 15 and December 30. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/20-000-youth-to-receive-training-as-the-kingdom-raises-skilled-hr

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos commit to fight transnational crimes

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos (CVL) have committed to join forces to fight human trafficking, drug offenses, transnational crime, forest crime and cross-border crime, said a senior Defence Ministry official. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403247/cambodia-vietnam-and-laos-commit-to-fight-transnational-crimes/

228 workers died of occupational hazards, says ministry

As many as 228 factory workers across the country had died of occupational hazards between January and November, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403222/228-workers-died-of-occupational-hazards-says-ministry/

PM calls for protecting beaches from transnational criminals

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged the coastal authorities of four provinces to take adequate measures in order to protect their beaches from becoming a safe haven for drug users and transnational criminals. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501401844/pm-calls-for-protecting-beaches-from-transnational-criminals/

Anti-Trafficking Initiatives in Southeast Asia with Key Events in Thailand and Cambodia by A21

A21, a global nonprofit organization committed to eradicating human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare, is proud to announce two landmark events in Pattaya, Thailand, and Cambodia. These initiatives underscore A21’s ongoing dedication to fortifying and expanding anti-trafficking efforts across the Southeast Asia region. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501401880/anti-trafficking-initiatives-in-southeast-asia-with-key-events-in-thailand-and-cambodia-by-a21/

NGO Licadho finds child labor, debt bondage in Cambodia’s brick factories

Child labor and debt bondage continue in Cambodia’s brick factories, according to a report published Monday by the human rights group Licadho. The organization also found garment waste from international brands such as Reebok, Old Navy and Adidas fueling kilns in brick factories. ...

Leila Goldstein and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/ngo-licadho-finds-child-labor-debt-bondage-in-cambodias-brick-factories/

Calls out for vocational programme enrollments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has urged young people to promptly register for courses at technical institutes throughout the country. The move follows the government’s official announcement of a national programme on technical and vocational training for 1.5 million young individuals from impoverished ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-out-for-vocational-programme-enrollments

Philippines to boost labour, social security co-op

Cambodia and the Philippines have expressed their commitment to further strengthening cooperation to enhance labour rights and social security for the benefit of the people of both nations, as part of their partnership as ASEAN member states. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/philippines-boost-labour-social-security-co-op

Workers in 39 suspended factories to get cash assistance

In line with government initiatives, cash handouts are being extended to displaced workers engaged in the garment sector at 39 factories specialising in textile, footwear, travel products and bags that have temporarily suspended their operations. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-39-suspended-factories-get-cash-assistance

Thailand slashes work permit fees for Cambodians to $13

From December, Cambodians can obtain a work permit from Thailand by spending $13, instead of the current fee of $52. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501382526/thailand-slashes-work-permit-fees-for-cambodians-to-13/

Giant Ibis Union’s fight remains as the company goes back on promise

 Living in a small concrete house with his wife and two young children, one kilometer away from Takhmao Bridge, ex-Giant Ibis Transportation employee Or Chanthy, 45, contemplates life’s challenges. ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/giant-ibis-unions-fight-remains-as-the-company-goes-back-on-promise/

PM urges informal workers to register

Prime Minister Hun Manet on Tuesday called on informal workers to voluntarily register their business to enable authorities to manage data and provide benefits, including debt waivers and a five-years tax exemption. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-urges-informal-workers-to-register

Swiss support bolsters vocational training efforts

The Swiss government has reiterated its commitment to collaborate with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to bolster technical instruction aimed at enhancing the skills of Cambodian youth. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/swiss-support-bolsters-vocational-training-efforts

About 60,000 Cambodians have gained employment in the first eight months of 2023

According to a recent report issued by the Cambodian Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training 1,188 new enterprises have begun their operation in Cambodia, employing nearly 60,000 people. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501373979/about-60000-cambodians-have-gained-employment-in-the-first-eight-months-of-2023/

Govt calls for improved eye protection in workplace

To ensure the eye health of employees, the Ministry of Health has urged for greater eye protection and safety measures in the workplace. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501373326/govt-calls-for-improved-eye-protection-in-workplace/

28 Indonesian human trafficking victims repatriated

The Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh repatriated 28 Indonesian citizens yesterday who were rescued from a human trafficking operation in Cambodia, thanks to cooperation between the embassy and Cambodian authorities. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501371572/28-indonesian-human-trafficking-victims-repatriated/

Manet commits to annual wage increases for workers

While acknowledging that the new minimum wage for factory workers falls short of their expectations, Prime Minister Hun Manet reaffirmed the government’s commitment to providing a yearly increment, however modest. This dedication, he noted, stands in contrast to certain countries that have not granted any ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-commits-annual-wage-increases-workers

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