Labor policy and administration

Safety and health at work

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/

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/

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/

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 ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-calls-nssf-registration-every-construction-worker

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, ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501240208/improve-labour-conditions-or-face-fines/

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 ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-paid-out-5m-working-mothers

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). ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501004499/new-workplace-principles-for-health-and-safety/

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

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

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

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

Patrick Murphy praises ministry for expanding BFC programme

United States Ambassador Patrick Murphy has lauded the Kingdom’s efforts in strengthening labour conditions by expanding the Better Factories Cambodia programme to also cover travel goods production. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667606/patrick-murphy-praises-ministry-for-expanding-bfc-programme/

Korea assists Cambodia on occupational safety

Cambodia and Korea have joined hands to study the legislation of occupational health and safety regulations for employees at factories and business enterprises. The project was initiated on Thursday at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training when Minister Ith Sam Heng met with Choi Heaeun, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/korea-assists-cambodia-occupational-safety

Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the garment industry of up to $89 million per year, said Care Cambodia’s acting country director Jan Noorlander. Speaking at a Business of Women at Work forum yesterday, Mr Noorlander said the organisation was very ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652048/sexual-harassment-at-work-costs-garment-industry-89-million-a-year/

National Assembly unanimously approves draft social security bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft Law on Social Security Scheme, which consists of 11 chapters and 107 articles. Passed by the Council of Ministers in early August, the bill was approved by all 105 members present at the assembly. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-unanimously-approves-draft-social-security-bill

PM proposes free medical treatment for foreign workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Kingdom should begin providing free medical treatment to foreign workers in order to kick start reciprocal treatment for migrants working abroad. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644128/pm-proposes-free-medical-treatment-for-foreign-workers/

Better transport sought for workers

The government and civil society organisations are finding ways to improve the means of transport for garment and footwear workers to reduce accidents involving them while commuting to and from work. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/better-transport-sought-workers

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