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

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

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

Unions reluctant to join CPP

Some unions seem reluctant to answer the CPP’s call for unionised workers to be allowed to join tomorrow’s launch of campaigning for the June 4 commune elections. ...

Sen David

Construction workers call for baseline wage

A day ahead of May Day, the Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia held a small rally outside the National Assembly demanding the inclusion of construction workers within the minimum wage framework and new guidelines for workplace safety. ...

Ananth Baliga

Workers face sex abuse: unions

Leaders of the Cambodian Labor Confederation have urged authorities to take action against employers who harass, threaten and use violence against female garment workers.   ...

Mom Kunthear

Unions want meet with Minister to discuss Labor Law problems

While stakeholders have lauded the government’s move to establish a bond market, in a bid to raise more funds from domestic sources, they, however, expressed concern that not enough has been done to inform the public on how debt security can support government spending. ...

Mom Kunthear

No one in union law firing line, says Vannak

The government yesterday assured those in the garment industry that the Trade Union Law, which came into effect in May, is not meant to put pressure on any particular group, but rather to help employers and employees work together in harmony. Labor Ministry secretary of state ...

Mom Kunthear

Garment workers continue protest

Nearly 1,700 garment factory workers in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town entered day five of their protest yesterday against a factory over wage cuts as well as allegations that the factory was responsible for the assault of a union representative. Protestors accused Lu Thai (Cambodia) of ...

Pech Sotheary

Unions happy over labor protections

Union officials have applauded the Ministry of Labor which is preparing to ratify some International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions, including two that unions, factory workers and domestic workers have long demanded. The Labor Ministry said on Wednesday that to promote and protect the rights, benefits and ...

Mom Kunthear

Divide over union law

Ten pro-government unions on Friday released statements in support of Cambodia’s recently passed Trade Union Law, just days after two independent unions held a meeting to discuss hoped-for changes to the contentious legislation. The independent unions met last week to compile a list of amendments to ...

Sen David

US still urging Cambodia to broaden and clarify union law

The U.S. is continuing to urge the government to change and clarify key parts of a controversial trade union law that took effect in April, including an amendment to cover civil servants, the U.S.’s international labor affairs representative said on Tuesday. ...

Zsombor Peter

Unions decry minimum wage rise of $13

Unions are still seething at the new minimum wage figure for garment and footwear industry workers – which the government decided to raise by only $13 per month last Thursday – but stopped short of saying they would organize protests out of a fear for ...

Mom Kunthear

Unions budge from $180 wage

Unions decided to lower their demand for $179.60 per month as the new minimum wage for the garment, footwear and textile industries in 2017, telling employers yesterday that they were dropping the figure by $2 – matching the $2 employers added to their figure earlier ...

Mom Kunthear

Unions, GMAC at the table

Employer representatives and trade unions sat down across from each other for the first time yesterday for head-to-head negotiations over next year’s garment sector minimum wage, with factory owners reluctantly offering a small $2 increase to their earlier proposal of $144.20. ...

Lay Samean and Ananth Baliga

Unions seek paid leave for registration journey

The Labour Ministry, if ordered by the National Election Committee, will request employers to grant workers time off to enrol to vote in their native communes, according to an official. ...

Bun Sengkong

Angkor beer factory strike hits production

A workers’ strike escalated on Monday at Sihanoukville’s Angkor Beer-producing Cambrew factory, protesters said, with the company acknowledging that the work stoppage was causing major disruptions. ...

Chhorn Phearun

Unions tout ‘living wage’ ahead of minimum wage talks

Unions meeting on Friday arrived at an estimated cost-of-living salary for garment workers ahead of minimum wage talks, one remarkably similar to the monthly wage they’ve demanded two years running, though suggested the final number they push for will be higher. ...

Sen David and Erin Handley

Inside the corporate utopias where capitalism rules and Labor Laws don’t apply

Under Cambodian law, the right to organize is supposed to be ironclad. No employer, government agent or citizen may impede union activity. Inside the walls of Cambodia’s largest special economic zones (SEZs), however, In These Times’ reporters saw a system designed to tightly control the workforce by ...

Matt Kennard and Claire Provost

Court questions union leader over forgery

Prominent union leader Pav Sina was questioned in court on Thursday about a forgery and disinformation complaint filed against him by a garment factory, a charge he rejected as being an invention meant to stall attempts by workers to unionize.   ...

Khy Sovuthy

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