Labor

Labor policy and administration

Thai law enforcement worries migrants

Some Cambodian migrant workers currently employed in Thailand are worried about an apparent tightening of labour law enforcement after some Thai companies were found to have brought workers there without proper documents, according to a prominent NGO working with the migrants in the neighbouring country. ...

Lay Samean and Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thai-law-enforcement-worries-migrants

Authorities working with Cambodia to rescue Vietnamese lured into illegal work

The spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Le Thi Thu Hang said on October 6 that Vietnamese authorities are working closely with relevant agencies of Cambodia to deal with the issue of Vietnamese people tricked or lured to Cambodia for illegal work. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501164429/authorities-working-with-cambodia-to-rescue-vietnamese-lured-into-illegal-work/

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

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/

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/

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/

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

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

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/

Engineering profession ethics rules for conduct enters final draft stage

A draft sub-decree establishing an Engineer’s Code of Conduct has entered the final review stage. The code is aimed at enhancing the honour, dignity and responsibility of professional engineers in order to ensure public safety and protect the public interest. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/engineering-profession-ethics-rules-conduct-enters-final-draft-stage

New workplace principles for health and safety

The Labour Ministry has drafted standard principles for safety and health in the workplace in accordance with the Labour Law and guidelines released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501004499/new-workplace-principles-for-health-and-safety/

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

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

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/

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