Labor

Labor policy and administration

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/

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/

Minimum wage negotiations ongoing

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) convened for its second tripartite meeting on August 28, aiming to determine a minimum wage for workers in Cambodia. Representatives from trade unions and employers gathered for discussions, though a definite base salary figure remains undecided. ...

Van Socheata 
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-negotiations-ongoing

Negotiations for garment workers’ pay rise get underway

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) and National Council of Minimum Wage launched a negotiation on Wednesday on the monthly minimum wage for workers in the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) sector for 2024. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/negotiations-for-garment-workers-pay-rise-get-underway

Wage hike talks for garment sector begin amid market demand slowdown

Cambodia’s national council on minimum wage yesterday started the talks on the increase in monthly minimum wages for the garment, footwear and travel goods industry for 2024. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501344157/wage-hike-talks-for-garment-sector-begin-amid-market-demand-slowdown/

After bus company reneges on promises, a desperate union resumes protests

After the bus company Giant Ibis Transport delayed concluding negotiations with 30 laid off union employees, the workers continued protests at the company’s Sen Sok district station in Phnom Penh on Monday. ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/after-bus-company-reneges-on-promises-a-desperate-union-resumes-protests/

MLVT invites unions to minimum wage talks on August 16

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) is inviting labour unions to the bargaining table for wage negotiations on August 16. The main item on the agenda are minimum wages for workers. ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501335214/mlvt-invites-unions-to-minimum-wage-talks-on-august-16/

Thais reassure Cambodia’s migrant workers can stay

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that Thailand has responded to Cambodia’s concerns about suggestions that the Move Forward Party of Thailand would repatriate Cambodian and Laos migrant workers from Thailand. The Thai party confirmed that none of their policies involved the repatriation of workers from ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thais-reassure-cambodias-migrant-workers-can-stay

Hun Sen urges end to scorn of entertainment sector workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an end to discrimination against women working in the entertainment industry, underscoring their struggle to make a living. He urged the public to show compassion and respect, and asked authorities to act against those who engage in discriminatory ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-urges-end-scorn-entertainment-sector-workers

Cambodian PM welcomes Thailand’s affirmation not to repatriate Cambodian workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen, has welcomed the information confirming that the Thai side had no intention to repatriate Cambodian migrant workers, but would further facilitate their stay in Thailand. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501305425/cambodian-pm-welcomes-thailands-affirmation-not-to-repatriate-cambodian-workers/

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