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Workers told to complain if indemnity is not paid

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training officials have appealed to workers in the textile sector to file complaints to the ministry immediately, if factory owners failed to make last year’s seniority indemnity payments. Meanwhile, some unions claimed that factories had failed to pay the second ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-told-complain-if-indemnity-not-paid

Workers to protest mass lay-off

Protests initially started almost two weeks ago over pay and conditions. The factory subsequently issued an ultimatum – supported by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court – that striking workers return to their jobs within 48 hours or they would be terminated. The workers responded to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-protest-mass-lay

About 1,000 migrants sent home

About 1,000 Cambodians allegedly working illegally in Thailand were arrested and deported after the Thai government declared an end to a grace period for labourers, a member of the official receiving committee at the border in Poipet said Monday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/about-1000-migrants-sent-home

Unions want meet with Minister to discuss Labor Law problems

While stakeholders have lauded the government’s move to establish a bond market, in a bid to raise more funds from domestic sources, they, however, expressed concern that not enough has been done to inform the public on how debt security can support government spending. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35275/unions-want-meet-with-minister-to-discuss-labor-law-problems/

Gov’t wants only $8 wage increase

The government revealed its favored figure for the new garment and footwear industry minimum wage in 2017 during a Technical Working Group meeting on Friday, telling attendees that they believed it should be raised by about $8 per month – representing only a five percent ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29609/gov---t-wants-only--8-wage-increase/

Unions slam Rainsy’s EU plan

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been in hot water since he told an EU parliamentary meeting on July 13 that he wanted them to consider decreasing garment imports from Cambodia in the hope it would pressure Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government into complying ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27429/unions-slam-rainsy---s-eu-plan/

Court questions union leader over forgery

Prominent union leader Pav Sina was questioned in court on Thursday about a forgery and disinformation complaint filed against him by a garment factory, a charge he rejected as being an invention meant to stall attempts by workers to unionize.   ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-questions-union-leader-over-forgery-115476/

Protest to greet Union Law vote

As the National Assembly finally comes face to face with the draft union law today, it is unclear whether opposition lawmakers will vote against the contentious legislation. Independent trade unions, meanwhile, are planning a protest outside parliament. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protest-greet-union-law-vote

With job cuts on horizon, factory’s staff walks

Roughly 2,000 workers from the Malaysian-owned Global Apparels Limited garment factory in Phnom Penh went on strike yesterday after the factory announced it would be reducing staff numbers by 500 over the coming months, union representatives said yesterday. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/job-cuts-horizon-factorys-staff-walks

Labor leader wants unionists’ charges dropped

A prosecutor at the Kompong Speu Provincial Court said on Wednesday that charges would stand against five union officials who were released on bail last month af­ter they were arrested during a brawl with a rival association, de­spite calls by a prominent labor leader to ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/labor-leader-wants-unionists-charges-dropped-108658/

Bavet factories shuttered as unrest continues

More than 30,000 workers were evacuated from two special economic zones (SEZs) here Tuesday morning after police clashed with an unruly mob attempting to incite workers to join their call for higher wages. ...

Kang Sothear and Matt Blomberg
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/bavet-factories-shuttered-as-unrest-continues-103613/

Takeo factory dispute negotiations prove fruitless

Unionists, factory representatives and Labor Ministry officials on Thursday failed to find a solution for about 1,600 employees of a garment factory in Takeo province who were fired for striking last month, and the case will be passed along to the Arbitration Council, a ministry ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/takeo-factory-dispute-negotiations-prove-fruitless-100231/

1,600 fired garment workers demand jobs back after strike

About 100 garment workers from a factory in Takeo province that supplies German sports brands Puma and Adidas protested in front of the Labor Ministry Wednesday to demand the reinstatement of about 1,600 staff fired last month for striking over inadequate benefits. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/1600-fired-garment-workers-demand-jobs-back-after-strike-100064/

Garment unions say strike threat is on table

A coalition of garment industry unions reiterated warnings yesterday that they will launch nationwide strikes calling for better conditions if Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng refuses to negotiate on previous demands. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-unions-say-strike-threat-table

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

Factory sequestering unionists from others

Eight union representatives at a Chinese-owned window factory in Svay Rieng’s Bavet town say they are being illegally detained by security guards in a separate room at work each day after leading recent protests.​ ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factory-sequestering-unionists-others

Strike ends at Bavet window factory

More than 400 workers from a Chinese-owned window factory in Svay Rieng’s Bavet town returned to work yesterday following two weeks of protests that saw strikers pelt their own factory with rocks. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/strike-ends-bavet-window-factory

Curtain factory workers break windows during strike

More than 400 employees of a curtain factory in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet City were on strike for the eighth day Thursday over alleged labor abuses and unmet demands, a day after some of the workers lobbed rocks at the building, causing thousands of dollars ...

Huot Chanpav
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/curtain-factory-workers-break-windows-during-strike-92211/

Curtain factory workers break windows during strike

More than 400 employees of a curtain factory in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet City were on strike for the eighth day Thursday over alleged labor abuses and unmet demands, a day after some of the workers lobbed rocks at the building, causing thousands of dollars ...

Huot Chanpav
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/curtain-factory-workers-break-windows-during-strike-92211/

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/

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