Unions seek sit-down with premier over draft law

Failing to receive a response to a letter submitted to Prime Minister Hun Sen via his Facebook page last week, a group of unions yesterday took their cause to the Council of Ministers, this time submitting a formal letter requesting a sit-down with the premier ...

Pech Sotheary

Workers at JC Penny supplier rally for unpaid benefits

Following more than two weeks of protests in front of their shuttered factory in Por Senchey district, more than 500 workers from Win Shingtex (Cambodia) Co. Ltd tried to march yesterday to the Ministry of Labor, the Council of Ministers and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ...

Mom Kunthear

Unionists arrested by undercover police out on bail

Two unionists jailed since February 2 have been released on bail by the Kompong Speu Provincial Court, although they remain charged with incitement and intentional violence in connection with a protest outside the Cerie garment factory, officials said Thursday. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Controversial union law set for final review

The head of the National Assembly’s legislation commission said he hoped to have a controversial draft union law passed “very soon” after the latest round of feedback from unions and employers during a public workshop at Parliament on Wednesday. ...

Zsombor Peter and Khuon Narim

With job cuts on horizon, factory’s staff walks

Roughly 2,000 workers from the Malaysian-owned Global Apparels Limited garment factory in Phnom Penh went on strike yesterday after the factory announced it would be reducing staff numbers by 500 over the coming months, union representatives said yesterday. ...

Sen David

Protesters call for release of imprisoned bus driver, activist

About 500 people gathered outside Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison on Tuesday to demand the release of form­er Capitol Tours bus driver Nan Vanna and la­bor activist Ros Si­phay, who were arrested two weeks ago for participating in a demonstration against the company. ...

Ben Sokhean

Labor leader wants unionists’ charges dropped

A prosecutor at the Kompong Speu Provincial Court said on Wednesday that charges would stand against five union officials who were released on bail last month af­ter they were arrested during a brawl with a rival association, de­spite calls by a prominent labor leader to ...

Sek Odom

Workers at Japanese company launch strike

More than 100 workers from Japanese-owned quality control firm Kuwahara, whose office is located in the Cambodiana Hotel, gathered in a park across the street from the hotel yesterday morning to boycott their employer and demand they institute a litany of conditions that were born ...

Pav Suy

Anti-capitol boycott drawing increased support after attack

A boycott of the Capitol Bus Company organised by former drivers and their supporters is picking up steam online after a brutal beatdown took place at a protest last week. ...

Niem Chheng

Alleged attackers at capitol protest to sue

The president of a tuk-tuk and motodop drivers’ association, whose members were recorded on video brutally beating protesting bus drivers over the weekend, said he would file complaints against prominent union and civil society leaders for sparking the violence his own group was accused of ...

Lay Samean

Capitol protesters charged over brawl

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged two protesters involved in a bloody scuffle that left scores injured over the weekend, while another four prominent unionists were also charged in a significant expansion of the controversial case. ...

Niem Chheng

Protesting capitol bus drivers attacked

A bloody scuffle in Phnom Penh on Saturday left scores injured after protesting bus drivers and their supporters were brutally set upon by a rival association armed with sticks, metal bars and hammers. ...

Pech Sotheary

Appeal court upholds Veng Sreng riot convictions

The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld convictions of intentional violence and causing property damage against 13 unionists and workers who were arrested during a riot outside a Phnom Penh industrial park on January 3, 2014, at which military police shot dead at least five people. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Free Unionists, FTU pleads

The Free Trade Union has sent a letter to police seeking the release of two union officials arrested on Tuesday over protests at the Cerie garment factory in Kampong Speu province. ...

Sen David

Apparel companies cite union concerns

A visiting delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong met with relevant ministries and stakeholders yesterday to discuss the progress of Cambodia’s trade union law and the issues surrounding industrial relations in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga

Meetings over law leave unions wanting

Unions yesterday called for further discussion of the draft trade union law after a bipartisan committee tasked with examining the controversial legislation concluded on Tuesday having agreed to few substantive changes. ...

Pech Sotheary

Committee wraps up trade union law talks

The bipartisan committee tasked with examining the Kingdom’s controversial draft trade union law wrapped up its activities yesterday, ultimately making few of the substantive changes that unions demanded. ...

Pech Sotheary

Business group airs union law concerns

Some of the country’s top business leaders laid out their main concerns with a controversial draft union law during a meeting with CPP lawmakers on Monday, including a stipulation that would let only 10 people form a union at a workplace. ...

Sek Odom and Zsombor Peter

Kingdom’s union law ‘a work in progress’

Lawmakers from both the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) and the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) were able to reach consensus and move forward on several aspects of the draft union law yesterday, revising seven of 21 articles that had been flagged by union groups ...

Taing Vida

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