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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. ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/labor-unionists-decry-lack-of-consultation-on-union-law-amendments/5183177.html

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 ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/amendments-law-trade-unions-passes-na-unchanged

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, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trade-union-bill-changes-passed

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 ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641382/gap-in-proposed-minimum-wage/

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 ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50623841/city-hall-rejects-clc-protest-at-labour-ministry-2/

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 ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-visit-workers-unions-and-politicians-express-eba-fears

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. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50564943/union-distances-itself-from-striking-workers/

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 ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-200-garment-workers-petition-ministry

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. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-rally-enters-second-day

GMAC calls on union leaders to respect law

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) released a statement on Tuesday asking union leaders to halt protests and comply with the incoming law on seniority indemnity back pay. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gmac-calls-union-leaders-respect-law

PM urges ministers to end all cases against union leaders

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged labour and justice ministers on Wednesday to finish all court cases against union leaders. Speaking to more than 23,000 factory workers in Takeo province on Wednesday, he told the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng and Minister ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-urges-ministers-end-all-cases-against-union-leaders

PM warns unions ahead of poll

In a closed-door meeting with garment industry union leaders on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered his audience to ensure that factory workers don’t organise political protests or associate with the remnants of the now-dissolved opposition party. While no audio from the speech was released ...

Yon Sineat, Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-warns-unions-ahead-poll

Garment wages soar

Research has shown some staff in the garment sector can now earn up to $480 each month as unions and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia congratulated workers for taking home the new minimum monthly wage of $170 for the first time. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109499/garment-wages-soar/

Phnom Penh demonstrations rise in 2017

Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday said that demonstrations, strikes and protests increased last year when compared to 2016. A report released yesterday said that 2017 saw 1,760 demonstrations, strikes and protests, an increase of 162 compared to 2016. Last year, there were 613 protests by citizens and ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106905/phnom-penh-demonstrations-rise-2017/

Labour union sued by factory

The owner of Gawon Apparel factory in Kandal province’s Takhmao city has sued the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union for continuing its protest and has requested Labour Ministry intervention. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103467/labour-union-sued-by-factory/

Minister warns unions

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has warned that any registered unions that remain inactive would be dissolved, while at the same time welcoming new unions as long as they respected the law. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099640/minister-warns-unions/

Union claims casino labour abuse

The Collective Union of Movement of Workers has sent a letter to the Ministry of Labour seeking intervention over abusive working conditions for staffers at a casino in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099378/union-claims-casino-labour-abuse/

PM urges unionist not to flee

Prime Minister Hun Sen has assured unionist Vorn Pao that he does not need to fear arrest and flee the country over possible links to an attempted colour revolution by the former opposition CNRP. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5091090/pm-urges-unionist-not-flee/

Workers unite in devotion to making vote count

Union leaders have admitted they were surprised at the high number of factory workers who returned to the provinces from Phnom Penh to cast their vote in the commune elections. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39042/workers-unite-in-devotion-to-making-vote-count/

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