Labor

Labor policy and administration

Govt provides robust assistance to 1.3 million migrant workers

A senior official at the Ministry of Labour said that as of June, 2024, there were approximately 1.3 million Cambodian migrant workers living abroad, with most of them located in Thailand and South Korea. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501521096/govt-provides-robust-assistance-to-1-3-million-migrant-workers/#google_vignette

Oxfam urges overhaul of garment subcontractor standards to ensure decent employment for women workers

Oxfam has released a research report urging an overhaul of standards for garment subcontractors, to ensure decent employment and social safeguards for women workers. The organisation’s research finds that women in these subcontracted companies have not yet received appropriate protections. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oxfam-urges-overhaul-of-garment-subcontractor-standards-to-ensure-decent-employment-for-women-workers

Oxfam cites lack of protection for subcontracted garment workers

Subcontracted workers in Cambodia’s garment industry continue to face significant challenges in accessing social protection through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), despite the crucial role these subcontractors play in the industry. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501510879/oxfam-cites-lack-of-protection-for-subcontracted-garment-workers/

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

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/

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/

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

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

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/

Workers in 39 suspended factories to get cash assistance

In line with government initiatives, cash handouts are being extended to displaced workers engaged in the garment sector at 39 factories specialising in textile, footwear, travel products and bags that have temporarily suspended their operations. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-39-suspended-factories-get-cash-assistance

Govt calls for improved eye protection in workplace

To ensure the eye health of employees, the Ministry of Health has urged for greater eye protection and safety measures in the workplace. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501373326/govt-calls-for-improved-eye-protection-in-workplace/

Manet commits to annual wage increases for workers

While acknowledging that the new minimum wage for factory workers falls short of their expectations, Prime Minister Hun Manet reaffirmed the government’s commitment to providing a yearly increment, however modest. This dedication, he noted, stands in contrast to certain countries that have not granted any ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-commits-annual-wage-increases-workers

Cambodian PM defends the monthly minimum wage for workers

Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, this morning defended the decision on the monthly minimum wage for the garment workers of $204. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501371053/cambodian-pm-defends-the-monthly-minimum-wage-for-workers/

Associations welcome minimum wage hike

Associations in the footwear and travel goods sector welcomed the hike in the minimum wage for workers in 2024, saying that this will ensure the sector’s competitiveness and enhance the workers’ living standards. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501369455/associations-welcome-minimum-wage-hike/

Minimum wage set at $204, after Sep 28 vote

The minimum wage for factory workers in the garment, footwear and travel goods industries for 2024 has been decided at $204 per month, with the government contributing $2. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-set-204-after-sep-28-vote

Parties eye ‘common ground’ in wage talks

In the latest meeting of the National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) regarding 2024 wage determination for the textile, garment, bag, footwear and travel goods sectors, both parties have reached an agreement to conclude negotiations by September 28. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parties-eye-common-ground-wage-talks

Parties eye ‘common ground’ in wage talks

In the latest meeting of the National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) regarding 2024 wage determination for the textile, garment, bag, footwear and travel goods sectors, both parties have reached an agreement to conclude negotiations by September 28. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parties-eye-common-ground-wage-talks

Next minimum wage talks set for Sep 11

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) has set September 11 as the date for its next gathering to discuss setting the 2024 minimum income for workers in the textile, garment, footwear, travel goods and bag sectors. ...

Van Socheata
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/next-minimum-wage-talks-set-sep-11

GFT minimum wage hike focuses on sustainability

The government has confirmed continuing minimum wage hikes for workers in the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) sector, adhering to the sustainability of the sector and competitiveness in the market. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352116/gft-minimum-wage-hike-focuses-on-sustainability/

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