Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

Labour ministry to check provision of seniority payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is preparing to send officials to check on whether the second phase of seniority payments will be provided to garment factory workers at the end of the year, said ministry spokesman Heng Sour. Last year, the ministry announced ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-check-provision-seniority-payments

Ministry prioritising efforts to digitalise job market services

The Labour Ministry is prioritising efforts to digitalise the public employment services system to respond better to changes in the labour market.​ He was speaking at the launch of the two-day Asia-Pacific Conference of the World Association of Public Employment Services under the theme “Digitalisation ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666462/ministry-prioritising-efforts-to-digitalise-job-market-services/

New law set to benefit those working in the private sector

Workers and employees in the private sector will receive the same benefits as those in the public sector if they pay their income tax and fulfill other legal requirements. The recently passed Law on Social Security Schemes states that workers and employees in the private ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-law-set-benefit-those-working-private-sector

Women face gender-based violence at work

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said the government is committed to eliminating violence in the workplace. Civil society, he said, supported the government’s action but wanted a specific mechanism introduced to help support female victims of such violence. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-face-gender-based-violence-work

Almost all migrant workers ‘legal and safe’: Ministry

Labour Minister Ith Samheng on Wednesday told a representative of the International Organisation for Migration that the government has successfully legalised almost all Cambodians working overseas and made their situation safer. The minister said the government has always prioritised finding a solution to the migration problems ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650024/almost-all-migrant-workers-legal-and-safe-ministry/

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

Gov’t backtracks on ban on self-employed foreigners

Foreigners will again be allowed to be self-employed in a bid to attract skills and investment to the Kingdom, after a ban on them running small businesses that could affect the livelihoods of Cambodians was proposed in August. An announcement by the Ministry of Labour ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-backtracks-ban-self-employed-foreigners

Minimum wage set at $190 for 2020

Next year’s basic minimum wage has been increased by 4.4 per cent to $190 a month from $170 per month last year after the final round of negotiations ended in a vote last week, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-set-190-2020

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

Negotiations to continue for next year’s minimum wage

Negotiations for next year’s minimum wage will continue this week as the parties work to reach an agreement that will impact about 800,000 workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/negotiations-continue-next-years-minimum-wage

GMAC urges government to reduce financial burden on employers

As minimum wage negotiations continue, GMAC has asked the government to refrain from increasing the agreed-upon pay bump for garment workers by $5 because it reduces the industry’s competitiveness due to the added financial burden on employers. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions ...

May Kunmakara & Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640403/gmac-urges-government-to-reduce-financial-burden-on-employers/

Region probes social security

Cambodia will host the biannual meeting of Mekong Delta labour ministers in two weeks’ time when they will discuss having a common social security net for workers. Labour Minister Ith Samheng said last week that he will meet with his counterparts from Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639646/region-probes-social-security/

Master plan for TVET programmes prepared

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said a master plan was being established for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes to further human resource development in the face of a shortage of technical skills in the workforce. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/master-plan-tvet-programmes-prepared

Foreigners now banned from 10 job categories

Tuk-tuk driver, hairdresser, tailor, masseuse and mechanic are among the jobs now confirmed as off-limits to foreigners after the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training signed a prakas on Wednesday aimed at protecting the local job market. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreigners-now-banned-10-job-categories

Unions prepare to negotiate minimum wage

Unions are preparing to meet with Labour Ministry officials later this month to discuss the minimum wage in the garment sector for 2020. Last month, unions, Labour Ministry officials and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia held individual meetings on the minimum wage. On August 29, ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50634756/unions-prepare-to-negotiate-minimum-wage/

Social fund to cover pensions

At a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday, the Council of Ministers approved a draft law on expanding the scope of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to cover pensions. The law is of immense importance, particularly in providing greater protections for ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/social-fund-cover-pensions

Ministry requests ADB aid for the most needy

Cambodia on Tuesday requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider providing aid – especially to the elderly, people with disabilities and orphaned children. In the meantime, the bank is studying the country’s social welfare system before announcing a raft of technical assistance as part ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-requests-adb-aid-most-needy

MoU inked with GIZ to improve garment sustainability

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s international development organisation, the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The MOU serves to implement the second phase of a multinational project aimed at improving the sustainability of the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mou-inked-giz-improve-garment-sustainability

Firms reminded of indemnity duty

With claims that some companies are attempting to avoid forking out seniority indemnity payments, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has reminded the owners and bosses of garment and footwear companies of their obligation to implement the new policy. Indemnity payments for workers in ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firms-reminded-indemnity-duty

Over 400 garment workers to protest

More than 400 workers are set to stage a protest for “fair compensation” on Monday against Now Corp, a garment factory in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district that allegedly terminated their contracts abruptly. On Wednesday, the workers went back to work after Now Corp suspended its ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-400-garment-workers-protest

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