$2 million grant to aid Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution

The USAID and the Swedish Embassy today donated more than $2 million to the Arbitration Council Foundation to further enhance the Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution services. ...

Taing Vida

Arbitration Council receives funds from the US, Sweden

The Arbitration Council said on Thursday that it handled 2,882 cases from 2003 to 2019, which affected over 1.11 million workers in the industrial and service sectors across the country. Of these, it found solutions to 75 per cent of the cases, said Arbitration Council Foundation ...

Voun Dara

Minister defends law changes

The Minister of Labour and Vocational Training on Thursday defended recently proposed amendments to the Labour Law despite criticism from union leaders, arguing that they will bring investment to the Kingdom and create jobs. The ministry intends to amend the Labour Law to reduce night ...

Khorn Savi

Now Corp garment factory compensation dispute to be sent to Arbitration Council

Now Corp garment factory’s owner and representatives of more than 200 of its workers have decided to send their case to the Arbitration Council after negotiations failed following the firm’s latest compensation offer. ...

Long Kimmarita

Hun Sen says no need for labour courts, proposes solution to mass faintings

Prime Minister Hun Sen today said there is in fact no need to set up labour courts to solve workplace disputes – despite the Labour Law stipulating their creation – and expressed hope that existing mechanisms, including the government, unions and employers could act in ...

Ben Sokhean and Ananth Baliga

No need for a labour court, Hun Sen says

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that the country does not need a labour court to solve disputes because the current trilateral mechanism in place is sufficient. Speaking to garment factory workers in Phnom Penh, Mr Hun Sen explained that the current mechanism, which brings employer ...

Sen David

Decline in labor complaints compared with last year

Labor dispute complaints in the garment and textile sector declined last year compared with 2015, according to the Arbitration Council, which attributed the drop to the Trade Union Law. ...

Pech Sotheary

Factory defies governor’s request

The labor dispute between workers and employers at the Aerosoft Summit Footwear factory in Battambang province’s Sampov Laun district is still raging due to the company’s refusal to allow workers back to the factory at the provincial governor’s request. ...

Mom Kunthear

More protests over factory closing

Almost 600 garment workers from the Malaysian-owned Global Apparel Limited garment factory protested yesterday morning by marching from the factory to another branch 200 meters away, demanding the owners end all worker contracts at the same time. ...

Mom Kunthear

Strike ends at Bavet window factory

More than 400 workers from a Chinese-owned window factory in Svay Rieng’s Bavet town returned to work yesterday following two weeks of protests that saw strikers pelt their own factory with rocks. ...

Mom Kunthear

Record year for arbitral cases

The independent dispute resolution body established to help workers and employers in Cambodia resolve labor disputes had its busiest year ever in 2014. ...

Cam McGrath

More talk, fewer strikes: study

In a new study of Cambodia’s garment and footwear industry, the independent conflict resolution Arbitration Council has found that labour strikes are often triggered by factors that could be avoided through better communication between workers and management. Data from the study – which will be published ...

Sean Teehan

Former Beehive workers protest over severance pay

Nine former employees of Beehive radio station protested in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to demand that owner Mam Sonando respect an Arbitration Council ruling that he pay them severance after firing them earlier this year. ...

Aun Pheap

Factory OKs only part of pay advance

About 600 employees of a Phnom Penh garment factory were to return to work today after walking out with the demand of receiving their salaries before next month’s Water Festival. Ginwin Industry (Cambodia) Co yesterday agreed to pay workers a portion of their wages ahead of ...

Mom Kunthear

Sorya bus hullabaloo at an end

A five-month protest aimed at a Phnom Penh bus company came to an end on Thursday when Sorya Transportation Company reinstated three of 17 drivers it fired in April. ...

Mom Kunthear

Thousands strike over pay at Kompong Cham garment factory

More than 5,000 workers from a footwear factory in Kompong Cham province went on strike Monday, calling on factory management to increase their benefits. The lively crowd rallied outside the Taiwanese-owned Juhui Footwear factory in Choeung Prey district, dancing to music pumped out of loudspeakers as ...

Ben Sokhean

Tempers flare at bus protest

Resolution continued to elude 17 former bus drivers for the Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation Company yesterday when a demonstration at the company’s headquarters was roughly dispersed by company security after the ex-staffers tried to block buses from leaving. Sambath Vorn, president of the union whose founding ...

Mom Kunthear and Tat Oudom

Sorya drivers resume protest, demand jobs back

Bus drivers fired from the Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation company earlier this year waged a fresh protest outside the bus station in Phnom Penh on Monday, calling on passengers to boycott the service until they are rehired or given proper compensation. The 17 drivers were sacked ...

Ben Sokhean

Dismissed protests in S'ville over sacked staff

Dozens of workers in Preah Sihanouk province marched on the local labour department yesterday after three days of protests against the sacking of seven employees. ...

Pech Sotheary

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

Sorya back at negotiating table

Former staffers of Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation will meet with a company representative tomorrow to demand reinstatement after more than two weeks of the firm’s continued refusal to comply with a decision by the Arbitration Council, they and the bus operator said yesterday. According to Yim ...

Pech Sotheary

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