NagaWorld unionists ask court to tell them their bail conditions
Six NagaWorld union members want the Phnom Penh court to tell them the exact conditions under which they were given bail, after union president Chhim Sithar was arrested in November for allegedly violating a court-ordered travel ban. ...
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 ...
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. ...
Unions, gov’t gear up for talks to revise minimum wages
Trade unions are gearing up for a meeting with the Ministry of Labour, to negotiate on revising minimum wages for factory workers in the wake of skyrocketing prices. ...
Unions looking for place within SEZ boundaries
Since just before the pandemic started, Chhoum Phen has changed his job more than five times within Hi-Tech Apparel, the garment factory he has worked at for more than five years. ...
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Trade unions hope for some minimum wage increment
With Cambodia having gone through economic turbulence, just like other countries around the world, it’s difficult to say in which direction the third tripartite negotiation talks for the national minimum wage for next year will sway. ...
Tripartite talks over minimum wage start
Tripartite discussions on the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors were set to begin on September 14. According to industry observers, the employers are planning to offer $183.40, as opposed to $214.20 requested by trade unions. ...
Union appeals to casinos over suspended workers’ wages
The Collective Union of Movement of Workers is appealing to casino owners to disburse last month’s wages of suspended employees amid the temporary closure of gambling venues across the Kingdom over novel coronavirus fears. ...
Unions appeal for review over Trade Union Law amendment
Twenty unionists gathered yesterday in front of the Ministry of Labour to request for a meeting with Minister Ith Samheng to discuss select articles of the Trade Union Law amended last month. ...
CCC passes amendments on 10 articles of Trade Union Law
The Constitutional Council of Cambodia (CCC) on Thursday reviewed and approved the draft law on amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions amid criticism from local and international civil society organisations. The amended articles, which were approved by the National Assembly in ...
Senate passes amendments to 10 articles of trade union law
The Senate on Monday approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions at the fourth session of the fourth legislature. It did so without modification, following its approval by the National Assembly last month. The 10 articles comprise Articles 3, 17, ...
Labor unionists decry lack of consultation on union law amendments
Worker unions criticized the National Assembly’s passing of 10 amendments to the contentious Trade Union Law on Tuesday, saying they were not aware of the exact nature of the amendments passed by parliament. ...
Amendments to Law on Trade Unions passes NA unchanged
The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft law on amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without making any changes – a move that some unions said failed to address workers’ concerns. Reading a prepared statement during the plenary session ...
Trade union bill changes passed
The Council of Ministers approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without modification on Friday, leaving some unions disappointed and claiming that the majority of their suggestions had not been included. Articles 3, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 54, ...
Gap in proposed minimum wage
Unions and employers have proposed starkly differing figures of what the minimum wage for garment and textile factory workers should be next year. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions began on August 29 and are expected to end before September 25. After their ...
City Hall rejects CLC protest at Labour Ministry
City Hall will not allow the Cambodian Labour Confederation to stage a planned protest in front of the Labour Ministry today to demand a minimum wage for workers in the tourism, service and agriculture sectors. In letters, dated on Thursday and seen yesterday, Phnom Penh Governor ...
EU visit: Workers, unions and politicians express EBA fears
Workers, union leaders and politicians have expressed fear over the consequences of losing access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement – something analysts have described as “manageable”. A team from the European Commission and European External Action Service is currently in Cambodia for ...
Union distances itself from striking workers
The Cambodian Council of National Unions yesterday issued a statement blaming recent garment factory strikes in Phnom Penh on instigators. ...
More than 200 garment workers petition ministry
More than 200 workers from Prestige Garment Co Ltd in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district have petitioned the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training for an intervention after the factory owner refused to reinstate their sacked representative who stands accused of intending to form a ...
Kandal rally enters second day
A protest by more than 100 of 300 Prestige Garment Co garment workers in front of their factory in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district’s Tbeng commune, the result of their representative being dismissed, entered its second day on Tuesday. ...