Toll Royal Railways Yet to Spend Pledged Funds

Toll Royal Railways, the company holding the 30-year concession to operate Cambodia’s rail network, has so far only spent a tiny fraction of the millions of dollars of investment it promised upon winning the deal, documents of the firm’s expenditure show. The operation of the railways ...

Hello staff contracts 'breached'

Almost 100 members of the sales and service staff of mobile phone provider Hellopoint are awaiting a meeting with the Ministry of Labour after submitting a complaint last month claiming that a policy introduced in July amounted to a breach of their employment contracts. According to ...

Donors End Bonuses for Civil Servants

Foreign donors have spotted a multi-millon dollar salary supplement scheme for civil servants falter failing to work out the details of the plan’s future with the government, several donors said yesterday. “Some of the government’s partners decided to end the payments at the end of June”, ...

Cops allegedly attacked garment strikers

Police have been accused of punching and shoving garment workers from Tai Yang and Camwell factories in Kandal province as the month-long strike over bonuses continued yesterday. Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, said 11 people had been slightly injured after being attacked ...

Factory workers hold out for more

Little more than a week after garment workers were granted a US$10 monthly increase in allowances and bonuses, thousands of workers at a number of factories joined strikes with a clear message yesterday: they need more. Workers rallied outside factory gates and some marched to the ...

Ministry, factories strike deal

About 600,000 workers in the lucrative garment and footwear industries, roughly 95 per cent of the sector’s work force, will soon take home an extra US$10 a month, the Ministry of Labour said yesterday. Barely an hour after a protest involving garment workers at the capital’s ...

Garment workers 'can't go on like this'

Nearly 400 workers at the Zhen Yun factory in the capital’s Russei Keo district went on strike yesterday after not receiving annual bonuses or appropriate overtime pay. The workers also said they were poorly treated by management While the factory workers were striking, a Free Trade ...

Fixed-Duration Contracts Threaten Garment Industry

Cambodia’s garment sector is in danger of losing its reputation for adherence to international labor standards because of the widespread use of “abusive temporary labor contracts,” according to a report released by Yale Law School on Wednesday. “Cambodian garment manufacturers have adopted the practice of ...

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