Labor

NEA provides 3,380 jobs for 17,535 applications in H1

The National Employment Agency (NEA) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocation Training (MLVT) provided 3,380 careers for 17,535 Cambodians registered in the job searching platform for the first semester of this year.​​ ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501523118/nea-provides-3380-jobs-for-17535-applications-in-h1/

Govt provides robust assistance to 1.3 million migrant workers

A senior official at the Ministry of Labour said that as of June, 2024, there were approximately 1.3 million Cambodian migrant workers living abroad, with most of them located in Thailand and South Korea. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501521096/govt-provides-robust-assistance-to-1-3-million-migrant-workers/#google_vignette

Thailand frees six Cambodian refugees six months after detention at Paris Peace Agreement training

Six refugees who were arrested during a Paris Peace Agreements (PPA) training on December 29 last year and detained at the Suan Plu Immigration Detention Center in Thailand were released from mid-June to June 25. ...

Seoung Nimol and Tep Suokeany
https://cambojanews.com/thailand-frees-six-cambodian-refugees-six-months-after-detention-at-paris-peace-agreement-training/

Report was to improve workers’ condition, CENTRAL clarifies; Interior Ministry investigates

The Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL) clarified that its report, which highlighted restrictions on freedom of association, was aimed at improving workers’ conditions and ensuring respect for the rights of trade unions and leaders. ...

CamboJA staff
https://cambojanews.com/report-was-to-improve-workers-condition-central-clarifies-interior-ministry-investigates/

U.S. reprimands Cambodia’s trafficking, online scam response: report

Cambodia was ranked lowest for its response to human trafficking by the U.S. for the third year in a row, with a new report saying that Cambodian officials have not done enough – and in some unnamed cases, have been complicit – in human trafficking ...

Mech Dara and Danielle Keeton-Olsen
https://cambojanews.com/u-s-reprimands-cambodias-trafficking-online-scam-response-report/

Oxfam urges overhaul of garment subcontractor standards to ensure decent employment for women workers

Oxfam has released a research report urging an overhaul of standards for garment subcontractors, to ensure decent employment and social safeguards for women workers. The organisation’s research finds that women in these subcontracted companies have not yet received appropriate protections. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oxfam-urges-overhaul-of-garment-subcontractor-standards-to-ensure-decent-employment-for-women-workers

Oxfam cites lack of protection for subcontracted garment workers

Subcontracted workers in Cambodia’s garment industry continue to face significant challenges in accessing social protection through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), despite the crucial role these subcontractors play in the industry. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501510879/oxfam-cites-lack-of-protection-for-subcontracted-garment-workers/

Official: “No child labour found at brick kilns”

Prime Minister Hun Manet and many government ministries celebrated this year’s June 12 World Day Against Child Labour, held under the theme “Let’s act on our commitments: End Child Labour!” ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-no-child-labour-found-at-brick-kilns-

Ministry, NBC respond to tragic boat accident with safety measures, life jackets

Even though no one has been brought to justice, authorities have provided life jackets to four boat operators and are studying the construction of a bridge across the Stung Sen River at the site where a boat sank, killing one of 15 students on board, ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-nbc-respond-to-tragic-boat-accident-with-safety-measures-life-jackets

Majority of construction workers lack social security, health insurance

Some 97 per cent of workers in the construction sector lack access to social security and social health insurance although most of them are aware of the benefits provided by the social protection system, according to national statistics highlighted at an International Labor Organization (ILO) ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/majority-of-construction-workers-lack-social-security-health-insurance-ilo

State institutions ensure seated flatbed trucks for garment workers by 2024, buses by 2027

After several rounds of discussion since 2018, state institutions on Wednesday vowed to make it safer for workers across the country to have chairs to sit on while traveling to and from work, which has typically been flatbed trucks. ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/state-institution-ensure-seated-flatbed-trucks-for-garment-workers-by-2024-buses-by-2027/

Render justice on wing star union’s chief, CATU urges Kampong Speu court

About 40 trade union representatives and members of the Cambodian Confederation of Trade Unions (CATU) gathered at Chea Chan’s trial at the Kampong Speu Provincial Court, with banners on Wednesday, demanding his release. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/render-justice-on-wing-star-unions-chief-catu-urges-kampong-speu-court/

Ministry of Information officially launches “Health Room for Officers”

In order to protect officials’ health and help reduce their spending, the Ministry of Information launched the “Health Room for Officers” on May 15, 2024,under the presidency of Minister of Information Neth Pheaktra. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489406/ministry-of-information-officially-launches-health-room-for-officers/

Union leader Morm Rithy convicted for criticizing Chinese-owned Jin Bei Casino two years ago

Union leader Morm Rithy was arrested after being convicted on charges of incitement to commit a crime following a lawsuit by Chinese-owned Jin Bei Group and has been sent to Prey Sar prison where he will serve an 18-month sentence. ...

Khuon Narim and Ly Rosslan
https://cambojanews.com/union-leader-morm-rithy-convicted-for-criticizing-chinese-owned-jin-bei-casino-two-years-ago/

Calls for justice for jailed union leader

The Cambodian Labour Confederation is requesting that the Government and Supreme Council of the Magistracy to find justice for union leader, Mam Rithy, after he was arrested for making a comment on a video two years ago about the arrest of a female union leader. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/calls-for-justice-for-jailed-union-leader

MISTI, LABS explore avenues to enhance factory safety standards in Cambodia

Hem Vanndy, Minister of Industry Science Technology & Innovation, on May 2, 2024 received representatives from Life and Building Safety (LABS), led by its Country Manager, Mr Emerald Am, to explore avenues for enhancing factory safety in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501483110/misti-labs-explore-avenues-to-enhance-factory-safety-standards-in-cambodia/

“Release wing star shoes union leader Chea Chan”, CATU pleads with Kampong Speu court

The Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) demands that Kampong Speu Provincial Court drop the criminal charge against Chea Chan, union president of Wing Star Shoes, and release him. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/release-wing-star-shoes-union-leader-chea-chan-catu-pleads-with-kampong-speu-court/

Ministry of Labour and KOSHA meet to review the progress of the construction process of occupational safety and health training centre

Dr. Huy Hansong, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, chaired a meeting with representatives of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) and Youngwoo’s representatives at the Ministry’s office on April 23, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501477416/ministry-of-labour-and-kosha-meet-to-review-the-progress-of-the-construction-process-of-occupational-safety-and-health-training-centre/

Garment workers request for water mist fans as rising temperatures affect health and productivity

Garment workers in Phnom Penh and Kandal, Takeo and Kampong Chhnang provinces have asked their companies to install water mist fans in the factory amid rising temperatures. ...

Runn Sreydeth and Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/garment-workers-request-for-water-mist-fans-as-rising-temperatures-affect-health-and-productivity/

Cambodia: Hundreds of Indians rescued from cyber-scam factories

The Indian government has so far rescued 250 citizens in Cambodia who were forced to run online scams. ...

Cherylann Mollan
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-68705913

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/

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