Without new skills, Cambodian workers face challenges in ASEAN

With Asean integration growing closer, Cambodia’s workers will need new skills if they are to compete in an open region, labor experts say. ... Cambodia’s industry brings in billions of dollars for the economy and employs more than 600,000 workers, but it will not be able ...

Sok Khemara

For labor leaders, Law on Unions remains a concern

Labor leaders say they are concerned that a number of unions would be shuttered if a new law to govern them is passed. ... Labor Minister Ith Samheng said the law will not “put pressure” on unions. “We take unions and other vocational organizations as our ...

Men Kimseng

Cambodia sets minimum wage below union demands

Cambodia on Wednesday increased the monthly minimum wage for garment workers by 28% to $128, falling short of union workers’ demands and creating the potential for further strikes in the country. ... Ath Thun, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union, said the ...

James Hookway and Sun Narin

Union leader in West seeking release of jailed activists

Rong Chhun, head of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is making a trip through the US, seeking support to help free 21 labor activists who have been in jail since deadly crackdowns on demonstrations in January. His visit comes as another labor leader, Ath Thun, was ...

Sok Khemara

Unions want wage negotiations, arrest of shooters from January violence

Representatives of nine unions met together have made seven resolutions to seek better conditions and wages for workers in Cambodia’s factories. ... The unions are calling for the release of those workers, the restart of wage negotiations and the “unmasking” of police personnel who did the ...

Kong Sothanarith

Final Wage Offer for Garment Workers Is $75

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) informed the government yesterday that their final offer in minimum wage negotiations with the country's unions is $75 per month, $25 less than the unions had wanted. The $75 dollar figure, however, includes a $5 state-mandated health bonus, paid ...

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