Labor policy and administration

Safety and health at work

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

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/

Government discusses new draft law aimed at construction safety

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Thursday met for talks with members of the Supreme Council of Consultation and Recommendations over a draft law aimed at ensuring quality and safety in construction. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-discusses-new-draft-law-aimed-construction-safety

Construction workers call for safety measures from ministry

An estimated 200 members of construction sector unions gathered in front of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Sunday to deliver petitions asking for issues facing construction workers to be addressed. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-workers-call-safety-measures-ministry

NSSF: Cause of mass fainting found

A National Social Security Fund (NSSF) working group for the prevention of on-site fainting and work-related accidents and an Olive Apparel garment factory representative claimed on Wednesday that the case, in which some 60 workers fainted, was caused by the smell of engine oil emanating ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-cause-mass-fainting-found

Cambodian workers ‘vulnerable’ in Thailand

The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator expressed concern on Thursday that some migrants working in Thailand are not enrolled in public health insurance schemes and that their children are unable to attend school. The Thailand Migration Report 2019 estimates that the country currently hosts ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-workers-vulnerable-thailand

Improving construction sector safety

Labour Ministry officials met with members of Japan’s parliament and the International Labour Organisation to discuss a project aimed at improving safety standards in the construction sector on Thursday.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50538061/improving-construction-sector-safety-2/

Push for canteens at all garment factories

The Land Management Ministry has complied with an order made by Prime Minister Hun Sen for factories to provide adequate places for garment workers to eat. Land Management Minister Chea Sophara yesterday told provincial subordinates that canteens must be built in factories. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50535265/push-for-canteens-at-all-garment-factories/

HRW to EU: End migrant abuse

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the European Union (EU) to renew efforts to eliminate forced labour and other abusive treatment within the Thai fishing industry, noting that a large number of workers were from Cambodia and Myanmar. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hrw-eu-end-migrant-abuse

Concerns over construction safety

The government earlier this week announced the creation of a national committee tasked with improving safety standards on construction sites and ensuring the welfare of labourers. In an attempt to curb construction site accidents, the Labour Ministry on Monday said that the new national committee ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50512989/concerns-over-construction-safety/

PM says people can topple him if gov’t breaks its campaign pledges

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that the people could rebel to overthrow him if he did not follow through on his promises. However, he said that would be unnecessary as he would voluntarily step down if such was the case. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-says-people-can-topple-him-if-govt-breaks-its-campaign-pledges

Union group slams NSSF fainting move

The Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) on Saturday criticised the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for a statement that said faintings caused by low levels of essential minerals in workers’ blood are to be classed as an accident and not put down to bad working ...

Yon Sineat
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-group-slams-nssf-fainting-move

All factories need infirmaries by year’s end

The Labour Ministry has announced that all factories across the country must have their own infirmary completed by the end of this year, noting that 88 percent of factories having built infirmaries already. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50487734/all-factories-need-infirmaries-by-years-end/

Healthcare MoU signed for garment workers

A memorandum of understanding between the National Social Security Fund and the Techo Volunteer Youth Doctor Association was signed on Wednesday in order to improve healthcare for garment workers. The MoU was signed by TYDA chairman Hun Manet and NSSF director Ouk Samvithya. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50302776/healthcare-mou-signed-for-garment-workers/

PM vows to halt surprise factory closings

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday pledged his commitment to preventing garment factory owners from escaping their obligations to workers by closing their factories without warning, even as the current lack of a formal system for dealing with such situations has left at least one ...

Yon Sineat
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-vows-halt-surprise-factory-closings

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