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Trial for 23 to resume amid rally

The trial of 23 men arrested at violent demonstrations in early January continues at 8am today, and unionists are planning on rallying outside the court in a show of solidarity. About 100 union members will join staff from the Cambodian Labour Confederation and the Coalition of ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trial-23-resume-amid-rally

Sacked bus drivers petition Labor Minster

A group of bus drivers and representatives of the Cambodian Labor Confederation (CLC) on Tuesday submitted a petition to Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng to intervene in their dispute with the Sorya Bus Transportation Company. At least eight drivers were fired last week shortly after they ...

Ben Sokhean and Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sacked-bus-drivers-petition-labor-minster-57092/

Sorya bus drivers fired after wage strikes

At least eight bus drivers from Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation company were fired last week for leading a strike before Khmer New Year to demand higher wages, employees and union representatives said Sunday. About 80 drivers went on strike on April 3 demanding a $60 increase ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sorya-bus-drivers-fired-after-wage-strikes-56764/

Bail request for Pov as union seeks property

A union leader among 21 workers and activists arrested in January demonstrations will appear in the Court of Appeal to argue for bail next week, despite the same court denying his request last month. Vorn Pov, president of Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA), and ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bail-request-pov-union-seeks-property

Anniversary marked by inaction

Six months after two of her co-workers were crushed to death when a storage level collapsed at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kampong Speu, employee Yu Manith is noticing the cracks in a factory wall beginning to expand. Shortly after police rummaged through the ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anniversary-marked-inaction

Government to Consider New Minimum Wage

The Ministry of Social Affairs on Friday established four sub-committees tasked with finding a new minimum wage for the country’s 300,000-plus garment factory workers, Minister Ith Sam Heng said on Friday. “The sub-committees have a limited time of five weeks for research before they have to ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-to-consider-new-minimum-wage-42317/

Factory production sluggish

In the wake of last month’s election, production levels at Cambodian garment factories are still below the norm as lingering fears of political unrest keep workers at home and away from the capital. Shrugged off at the outset as a natural byproduct of the election that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/factory-production-sluggish

Mfone value is revised

Althought the initial book value – purchase cost minus depreciation – of the assets of bankrupt Cambodian telecommunications firm Mfone was estimated at $105 million, employee representatives claim the estimated market value is closer to $30 million to $40 million. Bou Kunthea, an Mfone employee representative, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013040264827/Business/mfone-value-is-revised.html

Union out of loop in MoU negotiations

The garment industry could be close to renewing an industrial relations memorandum of understanding, but an independent union believes it is being edged out of negotiations because it opposes the use of short-term and fixed-duration contracts. Ath Thorn, president of the Cambodian Labour Confederation, said yesterday ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060756657/National-news/union-out-of-loop-in-mou-negotiations.html

Honda Factory Workers Strike To Reinstate Union Officials

About 300 workers from a Phnom Penh factory that assembles Honda motorcycles went on strike yesterday to rally for the reinstatement of their union representatives, in accordance with an order by the Arbitration Council, union representatives said yesterday. Yoeurng Sopheara, a legal officer at Cambodia Labor ...

Banners versus batons

Police are accused of breaking a 21-year-old woman’s nose and injuring two other women as about 900 workers marched from the Win Shing-tex Cambodia garment factory in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district yesterday. San Sopha said, adding he would file a complaint against the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032855291/National-news/banners-versus-batons.html

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