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Situation ripe for strikes: study

Short-sightedness, weak adherence to the law and poor working conditions in Cambodia’s garment sector are creating a fertile field for strikes to prevail over negotiations, a recent study released by the Arbitration Council Foundation, an independent labour mediator, has found.According to the study, incidents of ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/situation-ripe-strikes-study

Unions want arbitration council deal renewed

Trade unions at either end of the political divide Wednesday said they were eager to renew their agreement with garment factories to abide by the rulings of the country’s Arbitration Council, with some changes, despite a new report showing that both unions and employers often ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/unions-want-arbitration-council-deal-renewed-65410/

Half-year protest shutters factory

A six-month protest over unpaid bonuses has seen production at a Por Sen Chey district box factory grind to a halt over the past four days, with more than 200 former employees blocking gates and preventing shipments. Former employees at Harta Packaging Industries began barricading gates ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/half-year-protest-shutters-factory

New hope for SL strike resolution

With union and company officials at one of Asia’s largest garment factories making no progress in resolving a strike that has lasted nearly three months, a pair of labour relation groups are working on an agreement that all sides hope will end the deadlock. officials from ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-hope-sl-strike-resolution

Labor Dispute Cases Rise in Garment, Footwear Industry

The Arbitration Council heard about 230 collective labor disputes in the garment and footwear industry involving approximately 98,000 workers in 2012, a 38 percent increase from 2011, which saw 161 cases handled, according to the council. Y Samphy, training and communications manager for the council’s Arbitration ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

MoU the key to compliance

Amid a spate of garment factory strikes – including one at Tai Yang Enterprises that has lasted more than a month – Cambodia’s Arbitration Council yesterday said it wanted the industry to renew a memorandum of understanding on industrial action that has been in limbo ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072657645/National-news/mou-the-key-to-compliance.html

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