Labor

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/

Teenager rescued after trafficked to China for marriage, police search for ringleader

Interior Ministry police are searching for the ringleader in a human trafficking case following the rescue of a 16-year-old who was trafficked to China. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/teenager-rescued-after-trafficked-to-china-for-marriage-police-search-for-ringleader/

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/

NSSF: Over 100,000 people register for voluntary contribution scheme

From Nov. 14, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024, a total of 106,868 people has registered as members of the Voluntary Contribution Health Care Social Security Scheme Fund (Voluntary Contribution Scheme), administered by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501417707/nssf-over-100000-people-register-for-voluntary-contribution-scheme/

Seven Cambodian refugees nabbed by Thai police await UNHCR help

Thai authorities arrested 10 Cambodian refugees while attending the Paris Peace Agreement course in Bangkok on December 29, with seven of them being held at Suan Plu Immigration Detention Center while awaiting intervention by the UNHCR. ...

Pok Ponlue and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/seven-cambodian-refugees-nabbed-by-thai-police-await-unhcr-help/

New visa stamps aim to curb trafficking, illegal employment

The government has introduced a new measure in its fight against human trafficking, with tourist visas now specifically indicating that the bearer is unable to work legally in Cambodia. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-visa-stamps-aim-to-curb-trafficking-illegal-employment

New minimum wage in effect, up $4 per month

With the arrival of a new calendar year, workers in textile, garment, footwear, and travel goods factories are set to enjoy a new minimum monthly salary of $204. The new figure is $4 higher than the 2023 wage. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-minimum-wage-in-effect-up-4-per-month

20,000 youth to receive training as the Kingdom raises skilled HR

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced that nearly 20,000 young people from disadvantaged households registered for and received vocational training in the 45 days between November 15 and December 30. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/20-000-youth-to-receive-training-as-the-kingdom-raises-skilled-hr

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos commit to fight transnational crimes

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos (CVL) have committed to join forces to fight human trafficking, drug offenses, transnational crime, forest crime and cross-border crime, said a senior Defence Ministry official. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403247/cambodia-vietnam-and-laos-commit-to-fight-transnational-crimes/

228 workers died of occupational hazards, says ministry

As many as 228 factory workers across the country had died of occupational hazards between January and November, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403222/228-workers-died-of-occupational-hazards-says-ministry/

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