Labor

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Bloody crackdown on garment strike in Phnom Penh

A union employee representing striking workers from a factory that supplies Levi’s and Gap was left a bloodied mess near Wat Botum yesterday after police allegedly attacked him. According to rights groups, police set upon Long Panha, of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), who ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257379/National-news/bloody-crackdown-on-garment-strike.html

Union boss accused of strike incitement

The president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions has been summonsed to Kandal Provincial Court to answer incitement and defamation allegations levied against her by the owner of the strike-plagued Tai Yang Enterprise factories. The court complaint comes ahead of major negotiations today in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157345/National-news/union-boss-accused-of-strike-incitement.html

Clash thwarts union’s march

Police clashed with strikers as thousands of garment workers from factories that sell to Levi’s and Gap were blocked as they marched from Kandal province towards the capital yesterday, union representatives said. The 4,000-strong group’s march, as threatened by Cambodian Confederation of Trade Unions president Rong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070657253/National-news/clash-thwarts-unions-march.html

Factory Owners Agree to Provide More Benefits

Garment factory owners have agreed to provide workers with an additional $9 in monthly benefits for transportation, housing and attendance in order to reduce growing protests in the sector, Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) officials said yesterday. “We will provide $3 in attendance bonuses and ...

Unions reject bonus bargain

Union leaders yesterday rejected a proposal from Cambodian garment makers to provide US$9 a month for a worker’s housing and transport fees, demanding an additional $1. The benefits were announced last week after unions said they would lead a large-scale protest ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070657244/Business/unions-reject-bonus-bargain.html

CCU threatens capital march

Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun threatened yesterday to lead a march of more than 3,000 striking garment workers from Kandal province to the capital on Thursday if their employer refuses to meet their demands. “[Workers] have already made commitments with me to march to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070357166/National-news/ccu-threatens-march.html

4000 Garment Workers Protest Over Severance Pay

Two garment workers were injured yesterday during a factory protest in Kandal province when they clashed with 50 police and military police, a union representative said. About 4,000 garment workers of Tai Yang Enterprises in Ang Snuol district held a protest to demand their severance payments ...

Free Trade Union breaks from ally

Free Trade Union president Chea Mony has announced that his union will leave the Cambodian Confederation of Unions and sever all ties with its long-time ally, the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association. In a letter to Minister of Labour Vong Sauth, dated June 27 and obtained by ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070257149/National-news/free-trade-union-breaks-from-ally.html

Cambodian Confederation Union denied recognition again

The Cambodian Confederation of Unions has been shot down again in its bid for formal recognition as a trade union confederation, president Rong Chhun said yesterday, this time because some of its unions represent teachers. The Ministry of Labour informed the CCU in a letter ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear, P. 1
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062256959/National-news/ccu-denied-recognition-again.html

Report Shows Rise in Garment Labor Disputes

Increasing discrimination by factories against unions and continued poor wages in Cambodia’s garment sector have resulted in a rise in the number of worker protests, according to a report released yesterday by the International Labor Organization (ILO). According to its periodic synthesis report on working ...

Visits short for jailed Boeung Kak spouses

Boeung Kak villager Heng Tong has seen his wife, Heng Mom, for a total of 15 minutes since she was sent to Prey Sar prison after a three-hour trial on May 24. He has been granted three visits and has had to bring money to pay ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856675/National-news/visits-short-for-jailed-spouses.html

Union out of loop in MoU negotiations

The garment industry could be close to renewing an industrial relations memorandum of understanding, but an independent union believes it is being edged out of negotiations because it opposes the use of short-term and fixed-duration contracts. Ath Thorn, president of the Cambodian Labour Confederation, said yesterday ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060756657/National-news/union-out-of-loop-in-mou-negotiations.html

Third party canteens favoured by GMAC

The Chairman of the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia, Van Sou Ieng, said that even if nutrition is an important factor in productivity, it should not the sole responsibility of the factory owner. “The deduction that the nutrition will automatically improve productivity is not necessarily true. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656610/Business/third-party-canteens-favoured-by-gmac.html

Boeung Kak takes case to Assembly

About 200 people, including activist monk Loun Savath, rallied outside the National Assembly in Phnom Penh yesterday in support of the 13 Boeung Kak women sentenced to prison in a three-hour trial last Thursday. Supporters of the women, including villagers, unions and human rights groups, called ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956458/National-news/boeung-kak-takes-case-to-assembly.html

Ministry Meets Striking Union Representatives

Ministry of Social Affairs officials yesterday conducted a meeting between the owners of a factory, which produces clothing for H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss, and its workers, but threatened to file a complaint against the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU), union representatives ...

Women in upper union positions vital

Female union leaders in the garment industry – where women constitute 90 per cent of the work force – are effective at bargaining for better working conditions, but their voices aren’t being heard in a union landscape dominated by men, a labour expert said yesterday. Veasna ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256311/National-news/women-in-upper-union-positions-vital.html

Workers left in limbo on union law

Almost six months after the latest draft of the proposed trade-union law was sent to the Council of Ministers for approval, employers, unions and workers’ rights groups are left asking the same question: What’s happened to it? Confusion over the status of the landmark law, which ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050856035/National-news/workers-left-in-limbo-on-union-law.html

Garment sector peace sought

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on unions, employers and the Ministry of Labour to take a collaborative approach to stamping out violent protests in the garment industry, a unionist said yesterday. During a Saturday conference involving 4,000 people from more than 60 union groups, Hun ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012043055870/National-news/garment-sector-peace-sought.html

Unions to Form Committee to Focus on Minimum Wage

The leaders of seven major unions and labor confederations announced yesterday in a joint statement that they will form an inter-union committee to rally the government on raising the country’s minimum wage of $61, with the unions believe is too low. ...

Union Wants Early Pay for Workers Ahead of New Year

The Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) sent a letter to the Ministry of Labor yesterday requesting that all of the country’s factory owners pay workers their salary earlier than usual ahead of Khmer New Year. Workers are normally paid on the fifth to the ...

Phok Dorn, P. 20
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/union-wants-early-pay-for-workers-ahead-of-new-year-66809/

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