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Labour union sued by factory

The owner of Gawon Apparel factory in Kandal province’s Takhmao city has sued the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union for continuing its protest and has requested Labour Ministry intervention. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103467/labour-union-sued-by-factory/

Meetings over law leave unions wanting

Unions yesterday called for further discussion of the draft trade union law after a bipartisan committee tasked with examining the controversial legislation concluded on Tuesday having agreed to few substantive changes. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/meetings-over-law-leave-unions-wanting

Labor ministry seeking arrests over factory closure rumors

The Labor Ministry has called on authorities to find the source of rumors that the country’s garment factories were planning to close for the month of December and arrest those responsible, according to a statement issued Saturday. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/labor-ministry-seeking-arrests-over-factory-closure-rumors-101457/

Garment union demands go unanswered

Despite repeated threats of strikes, a coalition of garment sector unions is still waiting on a response from the Ministry of Labour for the wide-ranging reforms it called for last month, with plans to seek help from overseas. ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-union-demands-go-unanswered

Garment unions weigh protests

Garment workers unions unhappy with next year’s recently announced $140 minimum wage for the sector will meet this week to determine whether or not to hold demonstrations to protest the disappointingly low figure.The unions were pushing for $160 a month when the government announced the ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-unions-weigh-protests

Thirty Unions call on Labor Ministry to rethink draft law

Thirty labor unions and associations appealed to the Labor Ministry on Friday to redraft its planned Trade Union Law, which they say will suppress industrial action and facilitate union busting, despite significant concessions in the latest draft. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/thirty-unions-call-on-labor-ministry-to-rethink-draft-law-91748/

Unions eye wage discussion

Negotiations for next year’s minimum wage in Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector are already gearing up, as union leaders prepare to meet this month to discuss what wage they will demand. During the week of June 21, union heads will hold a preliminary consensus-building meeting, said ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-eye-wage-discussion

Former garment workers hold protest outside of Union office

About 25 former employees of the Chang Sheng Garment factory in Phnom Penh—which was destroyed in a fire last year—protested Sunday outside the offices of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (CCAWDU), which they accuse of withholding severance packages owed to some 180 ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/former-garment-workers-hold-protest-outside-of-union-office-79304/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/unionist-accused-withholding-payments

Unions wary of energy plan

Some labour unions are suggesting reforms to state energy provider Electricite du Cambodge’s (EdC) plan to grant energy discounts to garment workers in Phnom Penh, saying yesterday that the current arrangement is “too complex to implement”. According to the new plan, workers are entitled to ...

Sarah Taguiam and Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-wary-energy-plan

Should Minimum Wage Be Market Driven or Government-Dictated?

Manufacturers and unions aligned with the ruling CPP yesterday said the current labor shortage inside the garment industry would act as an incentive for employers to increase salaries, and that there was no need for the government to impose a new minimum wage. During a meeting ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Thousands Protest at H&M Factory, Demand Wage Hike

Thousands of garment workers yesterday protested outside a factory in Pur Senchey district making garments for the Swedish clothing company H&M, demanding a raise to their minimum wage and meal benefits, workers and union representative said. The workers of Gladpeer Garments Factory (Cambodia) Ltd., are demanding ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Labor Dispute Cases Rise in Garment, Footwear Industry

The Arbitration Council heard about 230 collective labor disputes in the garment and footwear industry involving approximately 98,000 workers in 2012, a 38 percent increase from 2011, which saw 161 cases handled, according to the council. Y Samphy, training and communications manager for the council’s Arbitration ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Garment factory worker strikes increased threefold in 2012

Strikes staged by garment and footwear factory workers more than tripled in 2012 compared to 2011, with more than 100,000 workers participating in at least one strike, an official of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said yesterday. “Historically, prior to any elections, we will see a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Workers 'beaten unconscious'

Four garment workers, three of them female, were injured yesterday morning when company and police officials clashed with protesters, union representatives said yesterday. During the demonstrations for the reinstatement of fired workers and back pay, authorities beat two workers unconscious at a protest in front of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122760502/National/garment-workers-beaten-unconscious.html

Unions to Protest Court Ruling in Triple Shooting

Union leaders are planning a demonstration in January to protest the Svay Rieng Provincial Court’s decision last week to drop charges against the former Bavet City governor, Chhouk Bundith, who was the chief suspect in the shooting of three garment factory workers during a violent ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Garment Factory Protesters Clash With Police

Hundreds of garment factory workers clashed with police at a factory in Phnom Penh yesterday during the latest strike in what is now a month-long campaign to have two union leaders rehired. The workers from Nex-T Apparel (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. in Dangkao district were striking in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Kandal Workers Protest Fired Union Organizers

More than 400 workers of the Next Apparel (Cambodia) factory in Kandal province protested for a third time Saturday and destroyed property while demanding the reinstatement of two workers fired for attempting to establish a union, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Union Members Beaten During Factory Protest

Three union members were beaten by a gang of men during a protest outside a factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on Friday, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) said. CCAWDU members Nei Buthoeurn, Chim Khheang and Chan Poeu, were beaten by a ...

Ministry Meets Striking Union Representatives

Ministry of Social Affairs officials yesterday conducted a meeting between the owners of a factory, which produces clothing for H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss, and its workers, but threatened to file a complaint against the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU), union representatives ...

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