Labor

Development and assistance for labor rights and labor unions

With vague details, pro-government unions accuse labor groups of inciting members to form new union

 Some 200 unions and federations have accused two prominent independent labor organizations of inciting its members to leave and establish a new union. The claim was denied by one of organizations, which said it has never trained members of any of the signatories — many ...

Khuon Narim and Phon Sotthyroth
https://cambojanews.com/with-vague-details-pro-government-unions-accuse-labor-groups-of-inciting-members-to-form-new-union/

Workshop tackles labour rows

Ensuring harmony in industrial relations is a priority set out in the Strategic Plan for Employment Development and Vocational Training 2019-2023 to contribute to the successful implementation of the government’s Rectangular Strategy Phase IV. ...

Neang Kunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workshop-tackles-labour-rows

2027 extension for ‘Better Factories’ inspection regime

The government and the US-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) have agreed to continue their cooperation and renew their MOU that will extend the “Better Factories Cambodia” (BFC) 2023-2027 programme. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/2027-extension-better-factories-inspection-regime

NagaCorp chief CEO’s son smashes casino striker’s phone, union says

A son of casino firm NagaCorp’s billionaire senior CEO has been accused by unionists of snatching and throwing to the ground a phone belonging to a striking employee of the company’s NagaWorld casino, with video also showing the identified executive lobbing a traffic cone at ...

Sovann Sreypich and Jack Brook
https://cambojanews.com/nagacorp-chief-ceos-son-smashes-casino-strikers-phone-union-says/

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

Gov’t confident while labour unions warn against EBA exit

Withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) from Cambodia has evoked mixed reaction from economic experts and labour unions in the country. While economic experts claimed it would not affect badly, labour unions have raised concerns and urged the government to deal with European Union (EU) ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501071988/govt-confident-while-labour-unions-warn-against-eba-exit/

Eight NagaWorld protesters free on bail

Eight of the 11 union leaders and members who were formerly employed at the NagaWorld integrated resort and were arrested for organising protests over their layoffs were released on bail by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on March 14. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eight-nagaworld-protesters-free-bail

Sar Kheng set to lead NagaWorld mediation meeting

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng is slated to lead a meeting with ministers and authorities to seek a solution for the ongoing labour dispute between the NagaWorld integrated resort and former staff who have since mid-December been protesting the termination of hundreds of their coworkers. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-set-lead-nagaworld-mediation-meeting

Unions ask for $200 minimum wage for 2022

The Trade Unions have proposed that the minimum wage for workers be raised to $200 per month, starting next year which is a turn from their initial demand of $250 last year. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50921500/unions-ask-for-200-minimum-wage-for-2022/

Saudi loan to develop workforce

The Ministry of Labour hopes to use a new $20 million loan from Saudi Arabia to develop the country’s workforce. Yousef Ibrahim Al-Bassam, vice president and managing director of the Saudi Fund for Development, led a delegation to Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss plans for ...

Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/saudi-loan-develop-workforce

Unions ready for minimum wage talks

Pro-government and independent unions are gearing up for negotiations to introduce a national minimum wage by the end of the year. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077058/unions-ready-minimum-wage-talks/

Enhancing PPSEZ’s social responsibility

The Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone and the United Nations Development Programme yesterday entered into an agreement to enhance PPSEZ’s corporate social responsibility in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39842/enhancing-ppsez---s-social-responsibility/

In wage protest, hundreds of garment workers block road

More than 1,000 garment workers from a factory in Kandal province’s Takhmao City blocked a public road on Wednesday in protest over unpaid wages that have left them struggling to afford food and pay their rents, a union official said. ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/in-wage-protest-hundreds-of-garment-workers-block-road-129890/

Unions plan for thousands to join banned Labor Day march

Thousands of workers will once again defy government orders and march through central Phnom Penh this morning to mark International Labor Day, the president of one of Cambodia’s largest independent labor unions said on Monday. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unions-plan-for-thousands-to-join-banned-labor-day-march-128928/

Unions happy over labor protections

Union officials have applauded the Ministry of Labor which is preparing to ratify some International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions, including two that unions, factory workers and domestic workers have long demanded. The Labor Ministry said on Wednesday that to promote and protect the rights, benefits and ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32695/unions-happy-over-labor-protections/

US still urging Cambodia to broaden and clarify union law

The U.S. is continuing to urge the government to change and clarify key parts of a controversial trade union law that took effect in April, including an amendment to cover civil servants, the U.S.’s international labor affairs representative said on Tuesday. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us%E2%80%88still-urging-cambodia-broaden-clarify-union-law-118851/

Nepotism complaint at institute

Sixteen former staff members at the Sihanoukville provincial Multi-Technical Training Institute filed a sweeping complaint against the school’s married directors with the Ministry of Labor over the weekend. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27480/nepotism-complaint-at-institute/

GIZ pumps euros into workplace inspections

In a bid to reassure European shoppers concerned with unfair labour practices, Germany’s state aid agency GIZ has pledged €1.2 million ($1.3 million) to a new program focused on enhancing Cambodia’s labour inspections system for the garment sector. ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/giz-pumps-euros-workplace-inspections

Unions warn against ‘race to the bottom’

As the ASEAN Economic Community agreement nears its implementation on December 31, a network of trade unions has warned that the regional labour market’s liberalisation could spark a “race to the bottom” and harm poor Cambodian workers due to rampant cost-cutting. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-warn-against-race-bottom

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