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‘Hostages’ swapped with Thailand

Incensed by Thai authorities’ arrest of their family members, residents of Banteay Meanchey’s Thma Puok district took conflict resolution into their own hands on Saturday by holding Thai trucks hostage on their side of the border for days until Thai and Cambodian officials agreed to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hostages-swapped-thailand

Government approves agencies to send workers abroad

The Labour Ministry has announced the names of 77 private recruitment agencies approved to select, train and send Cambodian workers to Thailand, Malaysia and Japan. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39112/government-approves-agencies-to-send-workers-abroad/

Labor activist seeks aid for migrant workers who may be unable to vote

A labor rights activist has appealed to the government to assist migrant workers in Thailand to cast their votes at the up coming commune council elections.A small number of the roughly 1 million Cambodian workers in Thailand who have managed to register to vote will ...

Men Kimseng
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/labor-activist-seeks-aid-for-migrant-workers-who-may-be-unable-to-vote/3875970.html

Training centre to help locals climb ladder at garment firms

The Garment Manufacturer Association of Cambodia (GMAC) will launch its new vocational training centre next month, providing courses aimed at upgrading the skills of Cambodian workers in a bid to replace the middle-management positions currently occupied predominantly by foreigners. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/training-centre-help-locals-climb-ladder-garment-firms

Cambodian domestic workers head to Malaysia in June

The first group of Cambodian domestic workers will be sent to Malaysia next month following the recently lifted ban between the two nations, a Malaysian news outlet reported. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38745/cambodian-domestic-workers-head-to-malaysia-in-june/

Thais deport 60 illegal workers

Nearly 60 Cambodian workers were sent home from Thailand yesterday after crossing the border illegally to return to work following Khmer New Year. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37568/thais-deport-60-illegal-workers/

Workers to get Thai legal permits

In coordination with Thai officials, Cambodia’s Labor Ministry has set up a new process to help migrant workers in Thailand receive passports, travel cards or Overseas Cambodian Worker Cards (OCWC). ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35122/workers-to-get-thai-legal-permits/

Thousands of Cambodians going to work abroad every month

Up to 10,000 Cambodians seek legal employment abroad every month, according to a Labor Ministry official, and some civil society groups are not pleased with the large exodus of workers from the country. Labor Minister Ith Samheng told reporters on Wednesday that the government sends thousands ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31111/thousands-of-cambodians-going-to-work-abroad-every-month/

Poipet roadblock for would-be registrants

More than 300 Cambodian workers living in Thailand were prevented from registering to vote in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Sunday after being unable to provide proof of residence there, officials said. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poipet-roadblock-would-be-registrants

Pension scheme ramps up

More than 700,000 workers at private companies and factories across 19 provinces have registered to join a nationwide pension scheme that goes into effect in 2015, Labour Ministry officials told the Post yesterday. A branch of the National Social Security Fund (NSFF), the pension scheme was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012121160211/National-news/pension-scheme-ramps-up.html

Cambodia to face mass return of nationals working in Thailand

Thai and Cambodian labour officials will facilitate the re-employment in Thailand of more than 160,000 Cambodian workers who will possibly be deported to their home country after the nationality verification process ends next Friday, a senior Thai official said today. The process involves 222,430 Cambodian ...

http://www.pattayamail.com/news/cambodia-to-face-mass-return-of-nationals-working-in-thailand-19104

Maid ban to remain until safety improves

The ban on sending Cambodian women for employment as maids in Malaysia will be lifted once certain safety and training precautions for workers are established, a senior government official said yesterday. Seng Sakada, the director general of the Ministry of Labour, said that his office is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090658537/National-news/maid-ban-to-remain-until-safety-improves.html

Cambodia approves law on sending workers to Qatar

Cambodian workers are expected to arrive in Qatar soon as the southeast Asian country’s national assembly has approved a draft law to send workers to the Gulf state. According to The Phnom Penh Post, the house approved the draft law recently after the two ...

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=526501&version=1&template_id=57&parent_id=56

Fewer Cambodians Cross Poipet to Work in Thailand

The number of Cambodian workers passing through Poipet international checkpoint to work in Thailand decreased by 10 percent during the first six months of the year compared to 2011, an immigration police officer said yesterday. Leak Romnea, chief of administration of Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet immigration ...

Fishermen repatriated in growing numbers

Five Cambodian workers rescued from slave-like conditions on a fishing vessel at a port in Senegal were repatriated last Thursday. Cambodia has rescued seven labourers from Senegal, four from South Africa and five from China this year, said Huy Pichsovann ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071657440/National-news/fishermen-repatriated-in-growing-numbers.html

Cambodian workers on £10 a week making Olympics 'fanwear’

Adidas, the sportswear company, is facing an investigation over claims that Cambodian workers are being paid £10 a week in basic wages to make official merchandise for the London Olympics. It is one of the 2012 Games’ largest sponsors, believed to have invested £100 million, and ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/9399363/Cambodian-workers-on-10-a-week-making-Olympics-fanwear.html

Illegal Fishing, Molotov Cocktails, A Daring Escape

The State Department on Tuesday cited abuses in Thailand’s huge fishing industry as part of an annual worldwide report on Trafficking in Persons. The report noted that men from Cambodia and Myanmar, also known as Burma, are trafficked aboard Thai ships and forced to work ...

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/20/155048186/illegal-fishing-molotov-cocktails-a-daring-escape

After brawl, workers can go

Cambodian workers seeking to leave a seafood factory in Thailand following a lethal brawl with counterparts from Myanmar were given their passports and salaries on Monday, a representative said. Phon Jam said 800 Cambodian workers at the Siam International Food Co Ltd factory in Songkhla province ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061456796/National-news/after-brawl-workers-can-go.html

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