Rainsy asks EU to cut imports

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has asked the European Union (EU) to decrease imports of clothing from Cambodia in an effort to put economic pressure on the government into respecting human rights and freedom of speech, saying he believed the act would not affect workers.   ...

Taing Vida

Thousands rally for labor day, demand wage increase

Thousands of workers and unions gathered yesterday to celebrate the 130th International Labor Day, once again demanding the government raise the minimum wage in the garment and footwear industries to $207 a month. ...

Mom Kunthear

Labor day marches planned despite ban from city hall

Phnom Penh City Hall has rejected a request for two large-scale Labor Day marches on Sunday, but the unionists who have organized the demonstrations say they will proceed as planned.     ...

Sek Odom

Bus protesters vow to defy court ban

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has ordered 50 former and current drivers of Capitol Tours Bus Company to cease their protest in front of its office, but the drivers – most of whom were fired last year – said yesterday they will not only ignore the ...

Mom Kunthear

Unions propose new body to monitor social fund, pensions

Trade unions are proposing a new committee to monitor the country’s social fund for injured workers, pension program for civil servants and health care for the poor in a bid to improve and expand coverage. ...

Kang Sothear

Arbitration body orders capitol tours bus drivers back to work

The Arbitration Council on Wednesday ordered 40 Capitol Tours bus drivers to end a strike that began on July 22 over claims that five other drivers were fired for attempting to organize a union at the company. ...

Huot Chanpav

Capitol tours bus protesters skirmish with tuk-tuk drivers

A group of Capitol Tours bus drivers—five of whom claim they were fired for attempting to form a union—say they were attacked Monday by a group of more than 50 tuk-tuk drivers while protesting outside the transport company’s headquarters in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. ...

Sek Odom

Capitol tours bus company, 5 drivers remain deadlocked

Following a meeting at the Labor Ministry’s conflict resolution department Thursday, the Capitol Tours bus company and five of its drivers—who claim they were fired for attempting to organize a union—remained deadlocked over their reinstatement. ...

Sek Odom

Capitol bus drivers strike over fired colleagues

More than 40 drivers for the Capitol Tours bus company went on strike Wednesday, protesting outside the company’s headquarters in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district to demand the reinstatement of five employees they claim were fired for trying to unionize. ...

Sek Odom

Garment workers again target $177 minimum wage

Cambodia’s garment workers will renew their campaign for a monthly wage of $177 next month, when talks start for a new minimum wage, labor leaders said yesterday.  ...

Va Sonyka

Local unions join Right-to-Strike campaign

Three of the country’s largest unions on Wednesday added their voices to a global campaign urging member states of the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Governing Body, which Cambodia recently joined, to not revoke the option to go on strike as a fundamental right. ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter

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