Workers, families feel rising market’s pressure: Economy 2022

As Cambodia touted recovering trade and GDP growth, thousands took to the streets this year over repression at work or struggles in the market. The year marked a return to money and goods flowing quickly and unevenly, as the country faced reports of rising poverty and ...

Michael Dickison

Authorities working with Cambodia to rescue Vietnamese lured into illegal work

The spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Le Thi Thu Hang said on October 6 that Vietnamese authorities are working closely with relevant agencies of Cambodia to deal with the issue of Vietnamese people tricked or lured to Cambodia for illegal work. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry proposes solution to Canteran dispute, workers vote to keep pushing

The Labor Ministry on Wednesday proposed a compensation plan for former workers of the defunct Canteran Apparel garment factory after Prime Minister Hun Sen urged officials to find a solution for the labor dispute. ...

Khut Sokun and Keat Soriththeavy

EU never envisaged putting trade sanctions on Kingdom: Mogherini

In an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on July 31, Mogherini – who is also the Vice-President of the European Commission – was asked whether the EU’s possible sanctions would lead to reforms in Cambodia, to which she said the Kingdom “needed to respect ...

Niem Chheng

NSSF pays more than $3 million to new mothers

More than 30,000 female workers delivered babies during the first five months of this year, an increase of more than 8,000 workers from the same period last year. A National Social Security Fund report issued on Friday said that from January to May, the government ...

Mom Kunthear

PM calls for halt to ‘illegal’ protests

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday called on labour unions to immediately stop organising demonstrations and strikes to “illegally” demand benefits from factory owners. He said such actions could spin out of hand and force around two-thirds of the Kingdom’s factories, approximately 800 of the ...

Long Kimmarita

Workers to protest mass lay-off

Protests initially started almost two weeks ago over pay and conditions. The factory subsequently issued an ultimatum – supported by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court – that striking workers return to their jobs within 48 hours or they would be terminated. The workers responded to ...

Long Kimmarita

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

All benefits will be provided: Labour Ministry

The Labour Ministry on Friday issued a statement asking all factory workers to remain calm and trust that all benefits they are lawfully entitled to will be provided in due time. ...

Mom Kunthear

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

Gov’t: Thousands of migrant workers ‘not received rights’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday said there are still thousands of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand who have not received the full legitimate rights that could protect them from abuses. This, he said was despite the two countries having laid out procedures and ...

Kong Meta

Builders in protest over ‘owed’ $7K

Dozns of construction workers in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district protested on Wednesday, demanding more than $7,000 in wages their company owed them. The more than 30 workers were employed to construct a building at a sugarcane factory owned by Oknha Vinh Hour in ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Workers seek pay after owner shutters factory

Some 300 garment workers from Kbal Koh Garment factory in Chbar Ampov district in Phnom Penh, whose owner unexpectedly shut the factory in January last year, protested again outside the Ministry of Labour on Tuesday to seek compensation. ...

Kong Meta

Factory workers to march to ministry after salaries unpaid

Aggrieved workers of First Gawon Apparel (Cambodia) plan to march to the offices of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) again on Tuesday, seeking a solution from the ministry in a salary dispute that has dragged on for more than five months. Heng ...

Yon Sineat

Workers protest at ministry

About 100 workers from First Gawon Apparel gathered in front of the Ministry of Labour in Phnom Penh on Wednesday asking for intervention on their behalf in a dispute with their employer. The workers claim the company has not paid their salaries for more than ...

Yon Sineat

Government pays $1.2 million to garment workers who gave birth

The government has paid about $1.2 million to nearly 12,000 female garment workers who have had babies so far this year. According to a report released yesterday by the National Social Security Fund, 11,706 female garment workers delivered babies in January, February and the first 22 ...

Mom Kunthear

Workers to be informed of their labour rights

The Labour Ministry will send more than 200 trainers to factories and relevant institutes to educate workers about labour rights. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Soeung Sarsochetta, secretary of state at the Labour Ministry, said 250 trainers from the Labour Ministry would go to factories, businesses ...

Mom Kunthear

Groups call for charges against activists to be dropped

A group of 35 international labour and human rights advocacy groups yesterday called for charges against a trio of Cambodian civil society activists to be dropped. “We, the undersigned global unions and international human rights and workers’ rights organizations, call for the charges against Cambodian human ...

Andrew Nachemson

Garment workers protest over unpaid wages

Nearly 1,000 workers from three factories in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district yesterday protested after learning that their employer has fled without paying their January wages. ...

Sen David

Garment factory fires nearly 600

Gawon Apparel factory in Kandal province’s Takhmao town has fired nearly 600 staff for breaching a court warrant ordering them to go back to work after months of protest. ...

Mom Kunthear

Workers protest over ‘RCAF’ factory guards

Roughly 100 garment workers protested again in front of Pou Yuen Enterprise Ltd yesterday amid allegations that the shoe factory hired Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldiers to act as security guards for the company. ...

Mech Dara

Gawon workers block road again over unpaid wages

Garment workers resumed their strike against the Gawon Apparel Cambodia Co today, demanding bosses sell factory equipment to pay their salaries, though a factory official claimed the company will suspend workers to settle payroll shortages. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

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