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Consensus on wage eludes Unions on first try

Union leaders representing some of the country’s 700,000 garment workers failed Wednesday in their first attempt to agree on how much of a raise they would ask for to the current minimum wage of $128 in coming negotiations. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/consensus-on-wage-eludes-unions-on-first-try-94487/

Opposing Unions compete for international support on draft law

Two opposing camps of unions representing a large share of the country’s roughly 700,000 garment workers handed in petitions this week to the U.S. Embassy and others asking for their support on a controversial draft union law during a visit to the country from a ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/opposing-unions-compete-for-international-support-on-draft-law-84873/

Working group minimum wage vote due wednesday

A group of union leaders, factory owners and government representatives set up to negotiate a recommendation for a new minimum wage in the garment sector is due to meet Wednesday for a vote on a final figure, according to those involved in the talks. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/working-group-minimum-wage-vote-due-wednesday-71335/

Unions want arbitration council deal renewed

Trade unions at either end of the political divide Wednesday said they were eager to renew their agreement with garment factories to abide by the rulings of the country’s Arbitration Council, with some changes, despite a new report showing that both unions and employers often ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/unions-want-arbitration-council-deal-renewed-65410/

After deal, unions expect support

News of an end to a year-long political deadlock has labour union leaders believing the opposition party can bring their interests to parliament, but a lack of follow-through could cost the Cambodia National Rescue Party vital support from one of its key interest groups. Different union ...

Sean Teehan, Mom Kunthear and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/after-deal-unions-expect-support

Government Proposes 100% Hike in Minimum Wage by 2018

The government proposed doubling the minimum wage for garment workers—from $80 to $160—within five years during a meeting with labor unions and garment manufacturers on Monday at the Ministry of Labor. “We have a plan to raise the minimum wage up to $160 for garment workers, ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-proposes-100-hike-in-minimum-wage-by-2018-49396/

Union claims strikers threatened with gun

Free Trade Union members claimed that staff of the Cambodian Union Federation of Chuon Mom Thol threatened workers striking at a shoe factory in Kampong Speu province yesterday. FTU president Chea Mony told the Post  that officials of  the Cambodian Union Federation had used guns ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083051341/National-news/union-claims-strikers-threatened-with-gun.html

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