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Monitoring for Nothing: Is the ILO’s ‘Better Factories’ programme failing the Kingdom’s garment workers?

The United Nations in Cambodia has taken a beating in recent months. The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has been plagued by high-profile resignations and accusations of political interference. Elsewhere human rights activists have criticised the UN’s failure to take a firm stance against an increasingly ...

Frédéric Janssens
http://sea-globe.com/monitoring-for-nothing/

MFone workers told to wait

Former employees of the failed telecommunications company MFone have been told they can expect a decision next month on their claims for more than $4 million in compensation. Former Mfone section manager Bou Kunthea said after a meeting yesterday with offic-ials from the Ministry of Social ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032062036/Business/mfone-workers-told-to-wait.html

'Huge changes' made to new draft union law

A new draft of the trade-union law included “huge changes” that removed all major controversial aspects of the legislation, including criminal sanctions, a union advocate said yesterday. Dave Welsh, country director for the American Centre for International Labour Solidarity, said the Ministry of Labour was to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111852831/National-news/huge-changes-made-to-new-draft-union-law.html

Stories vary on latest mass fainting incident

Workers at a garment factory in Kampong Speu province that supplies global retailer H&M will return to work tomorrow, after more than 100 staff were hopitalised on Monday, following what they and union representatives described as a mass fainting incident. A spokesperson for H&M’s headquarters in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102652350/National-news/stories-vary-on-latest-mass-fainting-incident.html

Labour draft law revamped

The government has dropped controversial criminal penalties targeting unionists in its latest draft of the union law, Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh said yesterday. Addressing a meeting of representatives of international apparel brands, including Nike, Adidas and PUMA, unions, government officials and the International Labour Organisation, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090751499/National-news/labour-draft-law-revamped.html

Big brands talk labour rights

The biggest names in the apparel industry, including Nike, Puma and Gap, would meet today with officials from the Ministry of Labour to discuss issues plaguing the Cambodian garment manufacturing industry, such as mass fainting and contractual disputes, labour activists said yesterday.  Dave Welsh, country ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090651477/National-news/big-brands-talk-labour-rights.html

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