Labor policy and administration
Union calls for NSSF registration for every construction worker
Trade unions are working to educate construction workers and their employers on the benefits of the Kingdom’s social protection systems. Various stakeholders met on March 3 for the final review of the 2023-2027 occupational safety and health master plan, while one union revealed that less than ...
NagaWorld dispute drags on with 25th meeting
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training remains unable to find a solution to the labour dispute between NagaWorld and its dismissed employees, while civil society organisations call on the ministry to end its role as mediator and for the use of existing legal mechanisms ...
Improve labour conditions or face fines
In a push to improve conditions for workers, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued a warning to establishments nationwide. The ministry will take legal action against any enterprise that is negligent or refuses to improve working conditions. Enterprises must ensure the safety, ...
NSSF paid out $5M to working mothers
According to a January 25 report by the Department of Social Security under the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), allowances were paid to a total of 55,770 women, who had a total of 56,173 children. Among them, 393 gave birth to twins and five to ...
Workers, families feel rising market’s pressure: Economy 2022
As Cambodia touted recovering trade and GDP growth, thousands took to the streets this year over repression at work or struggles in the market. The year marked a return to money and goods flowing quickly and unevenly, as the country faced reports of rising poverty and ...
Thai law enforcement worries migrants
Some Cambodian migrant workers currently employed in Thailand are worried about an apparent tightening of labour law enforcement after some Thai companies were found to have brought workers there without proper documents, according to a prominent NGO working with the migrants in the neighbouring country. ...
Lay Samean and Chea Sokny
Authorities working with Cambodia to rescue Vietnamese lured into illegal work
The spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Le Thi Thu Hang said on October 6 that Vietnamese authorities are working closely with relevant agencies of Cambodia to deal with the issue of Vietnamese people tricked or lured to Cambodia for illegal work. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Unions push for minimum garment workers wage of $213
The latest round of negotiations on the minimum wage for garment workers has seen unions push for $213 a month, while employers are calling for $196. ...
Ministry proposes solution to Canteran dispute, workers vote to keep pushing
The Labor Ministry on Wednesday proposed a compensation plan for former workers of the defunct Canteran Apparel garment factory after Prime Minister Hun Sen urged officials to find a solution for the labor dispute. ...
Khut Sokun and Keat Soriththeavy
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. ...
Oxfam and Laudes Foundation launch initiative to promote inclusive social protection for apparel employees in Cambodia
Oxfam in Cambodia, with support from Laudes Foundation, has partnered with four well-established NGOs and trade unions to jointly implement an initiative called, Inclusive National Social Protection Initiatives that Respond to the Needs of Apparel Industry Employees (INSPIRE). ...
Khmer Times Staff
Garment Exports Up, But Workers Worried About Factory Closures
Phon Touch and Teang Sreytouch have been working for years in Cambodia’s garment industry, but now the two women are worried they could join the thousands of others in the sector who’ve been laid off without proper compensation. ...
Migrant workers in Thailand urged to renew documents
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said that from May 9 onward, they will begin renewing Overseas Cambodian Worker Cards (OCWC) and Cambodian Travel documents for working overseas (TD) for Cambodians who are living and working in Thailand. ...
City hall says NagaWorld protesters not cooperative
A spokesman for the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration expressed regret that former and current employees of the NagaWorld integrate resort continued to hold public demonstrations, while little progress appeared to have been made at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training brokered talks between the ...
Minister of Labour promotes implementation of National Policy on Work and Employment
The Minister of Labour and Vocational Training urged the implementation of a national policy on better work and employment to reduce labour disputes. The statement was made by Minister of Labour Ith Samheng on the afternoon of January 25, while leading a delegation to visit ...
Khmer Times Staff
Engineering profession ethics rules for conduct enters final draft stage
A draft sub-decree establishing an Engineer’s Code of Conduct has entered the final review stage. The code is aimed at enhancing the honour, dignity and responsibility of professional engineers in order to ensure public safety and protect the public interest. ...
New workplace principles for health and safety
The Labour Ministry has drafted standard principles for safety and health in the workplace in accordance with the Labour Law and guidelines released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...