Labor

Union appeals to casinos over suspended workers’ wages

The Collective Union of Movement of Workers is appealing to casino owners to disburse last month’s wages of suspended employees amid the temporary closure of gambling venues across the Kingdom over novel coronavirus fears. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50709040/union-appeals-to-casinos-over-suspended-workers-wages/

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation

Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698716/cambodia-and-laos-renew-border-cooperation

$2 million grant to aid Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution

The USAID and the Swedish Embassy today donated more than $2 million to the Arbitration Council Foundation to further enhance the Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution services. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696018/2-million-grant-to-aid-kingdoms-labour-relations-and-dispute-resolution

Arbitration Council receives funds from the US, Sweden

The Arbitration Council said on Thursday that it handled 2,882 cases from 2003 to 2019, which affected over 1.11 million workers in the industrial and service sectors across the country. Of these, it found solutions to 75 per cent of the cases, said Arbitration Council Foundation ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/arbitration-council-receives-funds-us-sweden

Follow labour law effectively, employers told

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued letters to employers reminding them to implement the Kingdom’s labour laws more effectively, especially concerning the seniority payment formula. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/follow-labour-law-effectively-employers-told

Factories file for suspension, 3,000 workers to be affected

At least 10 factories have filed for temporary suspension as the supply of raw materials from China dries up, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday. This could affect the livelihoods of as many as 3,000 workers. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factories-file-suspension-3000-workers-be-affected

Garment factories cut overtime hours for workers

Garment factory workers are seeing their working hours cut amid China’s coronavirus scare and the EU’s announcement that it will partially withdraw Cambodia’s trade privileges. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/garment-factories-cut-overtime-hours-for-workers/

Projects worth millions agreed

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) yesterday approved six development projects worth in total $677 million. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50695073/projects-worth-millions-agreed

Unions appeal for review over Trade Union Law amendment

Twenty unionists gathered yesterday in front of the Ministry of Labour to request for a meeting with Minister Ith Samheng to discuss select articles of the Trade Union Law amended last month. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693277/unions-appeal-for-review-over-trade-union-law-amendment

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

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