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

Unionists freed after strike called off in Kampot

The Kampot Provincial Court on Thursday released three union leaders without charge after the Cambo T.D.G. garment factory dropped its complaint against the trio in return for an end to a two-week strike. ...

Khuon Narim

Workers demand better conditions

More than 7,000 workers from the Can Sports Shoe factory protested outside their workplace in Kampong Chhnang’s Samaky Meanchey district yesterday, demanding better working conditions. ...

Mom Kunthear

Law to build confidence

The controversial Union Law, which was passed and put into force after dozens of debates and protests, is expected to build confidence among garment and textile buyers as well as employers and workers, experts said. Sandra D’Amico, vice president of the Cambodian Federation of Employers ...

Chea Vannak

Labor Leaders Speak Out Against Union Law

Labor leaders in Cambodia have expressed concerns over pressures placed on their freedom to organize and mobilize garment workers following the implementation of a contentious law governing unions earlier this year. ...

Neou Vannarin

Union law kicks in a month late

Unions expressed their continued dissatisfaction with the new Trade Union Law after the Ministry of Labor reminded them on Tuesday that it officially took effect last month. ...

Mom Kunthear

Talks over garment factory’s closure bear no fruit

The Ministry of Labour met with Malaysian-owned Global Apparels Limited factory representatives, union officials and workers yesterday, to negotiate an agreement for compensation as the company closes down.    ...

Sen David

Gov’t claims strikes upending industry

A senior official at the Labor Ministry said strikes and protests were “disrupting” investment in the garment sector and claimed that some unions, and even some employers, were not respecting the rights and freedoms afforded to workers by the Labor Law and international labor conventions. ...

Mom Kunthear

Some unions slam strike threat

A group of pro-government and independent unions have condemned an announcement by Free Trade Union (FTU) president Chea Mony, who last week told the press that members of his union and others would hold mass strikes and protests if acting president of the Cambodia National ...

Mom Kunthear

Workers ask for help after factory closed

About 1,000 workers and employees of the Victco Handbags Cambodia Industrial factory, an Adidas supplier before it abruptly suspended operations earlier this year, marched in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district to the provincial hall yesterday morning to deliver a petition. ...

Mom Kunthear

Kandal factory workers protest representatives’ firings

Nearly 500 New Archid factory workers in Kandal province protested for the second day in a row yesterday, demanding the company reinstate three worker representatives they claim were fired without cause – along with pay increases Chem Somphose, Vay Vanny and Eng Sovann were last ...

Sen David

Labor ministry sues union officials

Labor Ministry officials have filed a complaint to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court accusing four union officials of public defamation, insulting public officers and blocking public roads. ...

Mom Kunthear

Little promise in union law debate, says SRP senator

Following the National Assembly’s passage of the draft trade union law last week, the Senate is set to take up the law today, with the permanent committee scheduled to discuss it followed by a vote on Tuesday, said the Senate’s secretary-general Oum Sarith.   ...

Vong Sokheng

FTU says firing of its members was illegal

The Free Trade Union has asked Labour Minister Ith Samheng to intervene in the case of two union leaders it alleges were illegally fired by Horizon Outdoor (Cambodia), a Kampong Chhnang province bag and accessories factory. ...

Pech Sotheary

NGOs vow to continue union law opposition

Following the passage of the controversial trade union law on Monday, international rights groups say they will continue to oppose the legislation, which will now move to the Senate for approval. ...

Ananth Baliga

Trade union law passes

The National Assembly yesterday passed a contentious trade union law, just hours after a group of pro-union demonstrators and Daun Penh district security guards clashed violently outside. ...

Ananth Baliga and Pech Sotheary

Protest to greet Union Law vote

As the National Assembly finally comes face to face with the draft union law today, it is unclear whether opposition lawmakers will vote against the contentious legislation. Independent trade unions, meanwhile, are planning a protest outside parliament. ...

Meas Sokchea

Workers in the dark on controversial draft union law

With the National Assembly set to vote on whether to adopt the controversial trade union law on Monday, the majority of Cambodia’s industrial workers remain unaware of the crossroads at which Cambodia’s employers and workers stand.   ...

Ananth Baliga, Sen David and Daniel de Carteret

As union law vote nears, employers call for last-minute changes

Representatives of employers from Cambodia’s industrial sector called for changes to the contentious draft union law yesterday. They criticized the government’s enforcement of strike regulations while requesting changes to the law that include higher thresholds for forming unions and more powers for dissolving unions. ...

Jonathan Cox and Taing Vida

Win Shingtex workers to march on new factory

Hundreds of former workers from the Win Shingtex (Cambodia) factory, who have been protesting for owed wages and benefits since early this month when the company surreptitiously terminated their contracts, will march along National Road 4 today to a location they believe to be the ...

Mom Kunthear

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