Labor

GMAC: Pulling rug from under workers’ feet not way to proceed

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has expressed disappointment at the European Commission’s (EC’s) recent decision to suspended one-fifth of the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme awarded to Cambodia. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/gmac-pulling-rug-under-workers-feet-not-way-proceed

Ministry to promote workers’ rights amid partial EBA status suspension

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training yesterday vowed that it would continue to promote workers’ rights and fair working conditions for those in the garment sector amid the recommended partial withdrawal of the European Union’s Everything but arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme in Cambodia. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692033/ministry-to-promote-workers-rights-amid-partial-eba-status-suspension

Coronavirus likely to result in lay-offs as China factories close

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has warned that some garment factories in Cambodia may be forced to shut down temporarily or lay off workers next month due to a shortage of raw materials. As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread across ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coronavirus-likely-result-lay-offs-china-factories-close

Ministry launches code of conduct for private recruitment agencies

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has reminded private recruitment agencies to operate with integrity and strictly adhere to the code of conduct for agencies in order to ensure the safety of workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685206/ministry-launches-code-of-conduct-for-private-recruitment-agencies

Ministry cements MoU with eleven social work NGOs

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 11 organisations involving $12.7 million in funding to improve the social affairs, social welfare, child welfare, anti-trafficking and disability work in Cambodia. Ministry spokesman Touch Channy said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-cements-mou-eleven-social-work-ngos

Labour ministry says construction safety concerns addressed

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a response on Wednesday to a petition from civil society organisations asking the government to work on seven key points to improve safety in construction sites. The Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-says-construction-safety-concerns-addressed

Grab to employ deaf drivers

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app, announced yesterday the launch of two new initiatives in Cambodia under its ‘Grab for Good’ social impact programme. A company-wide commitment by Grab to create positive social and economic impact through technology.​ The two new initiatives are Break the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680548/grab-to-employ-deaf-drivers

Three representatives discuss Labour Law amendments

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has created a working group composed of representatives of employers, government and workers tasked with discussing amending Labour Law articles. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680494/three-representatives-discuss-labour-law-amendments

Minister defends law changes

The Minister of Labour and Vocational Training on Thursday defended recently proposed amendments to the Labour Law despite criticism from union leaders, arguing that they will bring investment to the Kingdom and create jobs. The ministry intends to amend the Labour Law to reduce night ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-defends-law-changes

NSSF reports decrease in fainting cases

Thirteen cases of fainting among garment workers occurred in factories last year, a decrease of more than 60 percent compared with 17 cases in 2018, according to a National Social Security Fund report.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679706/nssf-reports-decrease-in-fainting-cases

Ministry looking to lower workers’ night shift wages

The Ministry of Labour is looking to reduce night shift workers’ wages to bring them in line with day rates. This, it said, will increase Cambodia’s competitiveness. However, unions and workers have slammed the move. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng sent ...

Khorn Savi |
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-looking-lower-workers-night-shift-wages

Cambodia, Sweden talk about further developing cooperation on labour

Cambodia and Sweden on Monday announced continued bilateral cooperation in the Kingdom’s labour and vocational training sector. The collaboration was made known at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training during a meeting between Minister Ith Sam Heng and Swedish Ambassador Bjorn Haggmark. In an ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-sweden-talk-about-further-developing-cooperation-labour

Gov’t urged to halt building collapses, protect workers

Civil society organisations (CSOs) have urged the government to take preventative measures and tougher action following a series of tragic building collapses that have claimed nearly 70 lives since last year. The call was made during a conference jointly organised by the Centre for Alliance ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-urged-halt-building-collapses-protect-workers

Kep death toll reaches 36, governor to keep position

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday said no official would be dismissed for the six-storey building collapse that killed 36 people and injured 23 others in Kep province on Friday. Hun Sen made the remarks as he wrapped up a rescue operation that took 43 ...

Voun Dara and Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kep-death-toll-reaches-36-governor-keep-position

Workers told to complain if indemnity is not paid

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training officials have appealed to workers in the textile sector to file complaints to the ministry immediately, if factory owners failed to make last year’s seniority indemnity payments. Meanwhile, some unions claimed that factories had failed to pay the second ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-told-complain-if-indemnity-not-paid

Workers faint in Svay Rieng shoe factory: Officials

Dozens of workers at the Kingmaker Footwear factory in Svay Rieng province fainted yesterday evening, and the authorities are baffled at what caused it, said government and union officials. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673467/workers-faint-in-svay-rieng-shoe-factory-officials

Ith Samheng mulls pension scheme delay

Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday said he will look into a request by employers to delay implementing a pension scheme for garment and footwear workers slated for next year.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672920/ith-samheng-mulls-pension-scheme-delay

Private sector urged to maintain good relations with government

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng on Monday urged the private sector to maintain good relations with the government to boost social and sustainable economic development in Cambodia. His comments were made at the Annual Government-Private Sector Forum held at a hotel ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/private-sector-urged-maintain-good-relations-government

CCC passes amendments on 10 articles of Trade Union Law

The Constitutional Council of Cambodia (CCC) on Thursday reviewed and approved the draft law on amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions amid criticism from local and international civil society organisations. The amended articles, which were approved by the National Assembly in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ccc-passes-amendments-10-articles-trade-union-law

Labour ministry to check provision of seniority payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is preparing to send officials to check on whether the second phase of seniority payments will be provided to garment factory workers at the end of the year, said ministry spokesman Heng Sour. Last year, the ministry announced ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-check-provision-seniority-payments

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