Labor

Labor policy and administration

Patrick Murphy praises ministry for expanding BFC programme

United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy has lauded the Kingdom’s efforts in strengthening labour conditions by expanding the Better Factories Cambodia programme to also cover travel goods production. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667606/patrick-murphy-praises-ministry-for-expanding-bfc-programme/

Korea assists Cambodia on occupational safety

Cambodia and Korea have joined hands to study the legislation of occupational health and safety regulations for employees at factories and business enterprises. The project was initiated on Thursday at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training when Minister Ith Sam Heng met with Choi Heaeun, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/korea-assists-cambodia-occupational-safety

Lack of future plans a concern for migrant workers in South Korea

While some Cambodian migrant workers in South Korea are happy to have relieved family debt burden at home, others are working in “not-good” conditions and without clear objectives. At around 6pm, 21 workers leave a reservoir construction site in the city of Gimpo, around 15km ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-post-depth/lack-future-plans-concern-migrant-workers-south-korea

Wages set to increase for civil servants

The government will increase the minimum wage for civil servants, teachers, doctors, and armed forces in a move to improve their living conditions next year. Speaking in a cabinet meeting at the Peace Palace on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that wages for both government ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50654902/wages-set-to-increase-for-civil-servants/

National budget for next year set at $7.66 billion

The government has planned a national budget of more than $7.66 billion for 2020, which will be divided by sectors across 39 ministries and institutions. A press release issued by the Council of Ministers on Friday following a plenary meeting said the government expects the ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-budget-next-year-set-766-billion

Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the garment industry of up to $89 million per year, said Care Cambodia’s acting country director Jan Noorlander. Speaking at a Business of Women at Work forum yesterday, Mr Noorlander said the organisation was very ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652048/sexual-harassment-at-work-costs-garment-industry-89-million-a-year/

Almost all migrant workers ‘legal and safe’: Ministry

Labour Minister Ith Samheng on Wednesday told a representative of the International Organisation for Migration that the government has successfully legalised almost all Cambodians working overseas and made their situation safer. The minister said the government has always prioritised finding a solution to the migration problems ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650024/almost-all-migrant-workers-legal-and-safe-ministry/

National Assembly unanimously approves draft social security bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft Law on Social Security Scheme, which consists of 11 chapters and 107 articles. Passed by the Council of Ministers in early August, the bill was approved by all 105 members present at the assembly. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-unanimously-approves-draft-social-security-bill

Hun Sen defends lower minimum wage hike

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on garment factory workers to understand why the hike in the minimum wage next year is not as high as previous raises. The government has increased the wage for next year by $8, a decrease of $4 when compared to ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647373/hun-sen-defends-lower-minimum-wage-hike/

Minimum wage set at $190 for 2020

Next year’s basic minimum wage has been increased by 4.4 per cent to $190 a month from $170 per month last year after the final round of negotiations ended in a vote last week, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-set-190-2020

Cambodia to curb recruitment fees in bid to protect migrants from slavery abroad

Cambodia is planning to cap hefty recruitment fees imposed by labour brokers on people seeking jobs abroad in a bid to curb illegal migration and protect workers from modern-day slavery. ...

Channel News Asia
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/cambodia-curb-recruitment-fees-migrants-protection-slavery-11920810

New minimum wage figures tabled

The National Committee for Minimum Wage has noted three different wage figures proposed by unions, employers and the government, according to a unionist. The three sides have been meeting to discuss how much money garment factory workers will receive each month next year. The current minimum ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644500/new-minimum-wage-figures-tabled/

PM proposes free medical treatment for foreign workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Kingdom should begin providing free medical treatment to foreign workers in order to kick start reciprocal treatment for migrants working abroad. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644128/pm-proposes-free-medical-treatment-for-foreign-workers/

Better transport sought for workers

The government and civil society organisations are finding ways to improve the means of transport for garment and footwear workers to reduce accidents involving them while commuting to and from work. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/better-transport-sought-workers

Negotiations to continue for next year’s minimum wage

Negotiations for next year’s minimum wage will continue this week as the parties work to reach an agreement that will impact about 800,000 workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/negotiations-continue-next-years-minimum-wage

Gap in proposed minimum wage

Unions and employers have proposed starkly differing figures of what the minimum wage for garment and textile factory workers should be next year. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions began on August 29 and are expected to end before September 25. After their ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641382/gap-in-proposed-minimum-wage/

GMAC urges government to reduce financial burden on employers

As minimum wage negotiations continue, GMAC has asked the government to refrain from increasing the agreed-upon pay bump for garment workers by $5 because it reduces the industry’s competitiveness due to the added financial burden on employers. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions ...

May Kunmakara & Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640403/gmac-urges-government-to-reduce-financial-burden-on-employers/

Region probes social security

Cambodia will host the biannual meeting of Mekong Delta labour ministers in two weeks’ time when they will discuss having a common social security net for workers. Labour Minister Ith Samheng said last week that he will meet with his counterparts from Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639646/region-probes-social-security/

Foreigners now banned from 10 job categories

Tuk-tuk driver, hairdresser, tailor, masseuse and mechanic are among the jobs now confirmed as off-limits to foreigners after the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training signed a prakas on Wednesday aimed at protecting the local job market. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreigners-now-banned-10-job-categories

Unions prepare to negotiate minimum wage

Unions are preparing to meet with Labour Ministry officials later this month to discuss the minimum wage in the garment sector for 2020. Last month, unions, Labour Ministry officials and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia held individual meetings on the minimum wage. On August 29, ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50634756/unions-prepare-to-negotiate-minimum-wage/

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