City Hall rejects CLC protest at Labour Ministry

City Hall will not allow the Cambodian Labour Confederation to stage a planned protest in front of the Labour Ministry today to demand a minimum wage for workers in the tourism, service and agriculture sectors. In letters, dated on Thursday and seen yesterday, Phnom Penh Governor ...

Mom Kunthear

Firms reminded of indemnity duty

With claims that some companies are attempting to avoid forking out seniority indemnity payments, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has reminded the owners and bosses of garment and footwear companies of their obligation to implement the new policy. Indemnity payments for workers in ...

Long Kimmarita

CLC proposes $211 as minimum wage

The Cambodian Labour Confederation yesterday said that it will propose $211.94 to be the new minimum wage for garment workers during this month’s negotiations. CLC made the announcement after a meeting between various unions which touched upon criteria that included cost of living, inflation, productivity, ...

Sen David

PM warns unions ahead of poll

In a closed-door meeting with garment industry union leaders on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered his audience to ensure that factory workers don’t organise political protests or associate with the remnants of the now-dissolved opposition party. While no audio from the speech was released ...

Yon Sineat, Ben Sokhean and Andrew Nachemson

Increase not enough: CLC

The Cambodian Labour Confederation said garment workers need a monthly wage of $224 to survive, a steep rise from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s proposed increase to $168. ...

Sen David

NEC denies request for time off for workers

The National Election Committee (NEC) has thrown cold water on a request by the Cambodian Labour Confederation (CLC) that it permit garment workers extra time off to register in their home provinces without receiving a pay cut, according to a letter posted on the NEC’s ...

Bun Sengkong

Mam Sonando blames Union for protests at Beehive

The owner of an independent radio station engulfed in a bitter dispute with a number of his employees blamed the conflict on a prominent union leader on Friday. ...

Ben Sokhean and Khuon Narim

Unionist accused of withholding payments

Former employees of a Phnom Penh factory that burned down in July held a small protest outside the office of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), demanding payment they say they are owed. ...

Sean Teehan

Faintings up: Union report

About 1,800 people fainted at work in 2014, roughly 1,000 more than the previous year, according to Cambodian Labour Confederation (CLC) statistics surveying multiple industries in the Kingdom. Work-related deaths fell from about 96 in 2013 to 73 in 2014, while issues such as arrests and ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear

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