Labor

Labor policy and administration

Garment workers reveal how wages don’t cover living costs

With the minimum wage hike on the horizon, many garment workers who are working hard at low wages and still not able to pay for rent, food and send money home to their families hope their situation will soon change. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949774/garment-workers-reveal-how-wages-dont-cover-living-costs/

Ministry of Labor sets $194 minimum wage for workers in 2022

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training sets US $194 minimum wage for textile, garment, footwear, travel accessories and bags workers for 2022. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2021-09-28-1150-224325.html

PM adds $2 to minimum wage agreed for next year

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) voted to set minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors at $192 for 2022. Prime Minister Hun Sen then stepped in to add $2 to the total, making it $194 per month.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-adds-2-minimum-wage-agreed-next-year

Garment sector wage negotiations resume today, workers may strike

The tripartite meetings to decide the 2022 garment factory minimum wage will resume today amid stalemated negotiations. Unions have warned of demonstrations if the talks do not result in a resolution. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942956/garment-sector-wage-negotiations-resume-today-workers-may-strike/

Trade unions hope for some minimum wage increment

With Cambodia having gone through economic turbulence, just like other countries around the world, it’s difficult to say in which direction the third tripartite negotiation talks for the national minimum wage for next year will sway.​ ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50940160/trade-unions-hope-for-some-minimum-wage-increment/

Tripartite talks over minimum wage start

Tripartite discussions on the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors were set to begin on September 14. According to industry observers, the employers are planning to offer $183.40, as opposed to $214.20 requested by trade unions. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tripartite-talks-over-minimum-wage-start

Dates set for minimum wage raise discussion

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) will hold a series of meetings from mid-September onwards to negotiate the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sectors. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dates-set-minimum-wage-raise-discussion

Labor Ministry signs MoU to promote labor sector

The Ministry of Labor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with American Center for International Labor Solidarity to promote labor sector in Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903307/labor-ministry-signs-mou-to-promote-labor-sector/

Workshop addresses accidents involving commuting workers

A road safety training workshop being held from January 25-28 in Phnom Penh is seeking to raise awareness of the toll taken by traffic accidents every year and implement steps for their prevention. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workshop-addresses-accidents-involving-commuting-workers

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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