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Labour ministry says construction safety concerns addressed

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a response on Wednesday to a petition from civil society organisations asking the government to work on seven key points to improve safety in construction sites. The Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-says-construction-safety-concerns-addressed

Ministry: Construction workers must upskill

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training official Teang Sak on Wednesday urged the private sector to work with the government in improving the skills of workers to meet the needs of the fast-growing construction sector. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-construction-workers-must-upskill

Labourers protest unpaid wages

Seventy construction workers in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet staged a protest yesterday after the labour agency that found them jobs failed to pay their salaries, totaling more than $30,000 over four months, as agreed. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50507847/labourers-protest-unpaid-wages/

Construction workers denied paid leave

More than 90 percent of construction workers in the capital do not receive paid holiday, a survey into the industry has revealed. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5074185/construction-workers-denied-paid-leave/

Construction workers call for baseline wage

A day ahead of May Day, the Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia held a small rally outside the National Assembly demanding the inclusion of construction workers within the minimum wage framework and new guidelines for workplace safety. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-workers-call-baseline-wage

Unions plan for thousands to join banned Labor Day march

Thousands of workers will once again defy government orders and march through central Phnom Penh this morning to mark International Labor Day, the president of one of Cambodia’s largest independent labor unions said on Monday. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unions-plan-for-thousands-to-join-banned-labor-day-march-128928/

One Safe, Three Missing in Hydrodam Accident

PHNOM PENH – Authorities are searching for three missing construction workers at a Chinese hydroelectric dam in Pursat province, after pipes burst there on Saturday, causing a flash flood. One man, who had been fishing nearby and was thought missing, has been found “safe and alive” ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/one-safe-three-missing-in-hydrodam-accident/1557685.html

Construction site mishap injures four

Four construction workers were injured, two seriously, when a wall dividing their building site from a school collapsed on them yesterday, police said, the latest in a string of mishaps in Cambodia’s burgeoning construction industry. The brick wall, between the site of an apartment complex being ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958788/National-news/collapsed-brick-wall-hurts-four.html

Kingdom and Qatar to form labour watchdog

Cambodia’s next step in allowing workers such as maids and builders to travel to Qatar will be to create a committee with the Arab state to ensure their safety is protected, a senior labour official said yesterday. The Senate on Wednesday supported an agreement between the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090758564/National-news/kingdom-and-qatar-to-form-labour-watchdog.html

Angkor Restorers ink first bargaining pact

Under the shade of Angkor’s canopies and twisted Banyan trees, more than 100 restoration workers watched yesterday afternoon as union delegates signed their first collective bargaining agreement, in what union advocates say should set a precedent for Cambodia’s construction industry. Over the past two years, the ...

Claire Knox and Mom Kunthear, P. 5
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012083158404/National-news/angkor-restorers-ink-first-bargaining-pact.html

Multiple injuries as building collapses

Questions are being asked after an unfinished factory collapsed in Kandal province yesterday, injuring 16 construction workers, some seriously. Commune chief Nou Len told the Post shoddy workmanship was to blame for the collapse of the half-finished 120 by 70 metre factory on land owned ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358241/National-news/collapsed-building-causes-serious-harm.html

Abused Workers Back Home

A maid who fled her employer after an attempted rape and was then thrown in a detention centre just two days after she gave birth was one of 26 distressed men and women who make up the latest repatriated abuse victims from Malaysia. Detained for ...

Sen David and David Boyle, P. 1

Semi-skilled builders see wages drop, report says

Real wages for Cambodia’s semi-skilled construction workers fell during the past five years, according to a recent report from market research firm BDLINK Cambodia. A 36 per cent increase in the Kingdom’s consumer price index during the period put semi-skilled workers’ real wages last year ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061156714/Business/semi-skilled-builders-see-wages-drop-report-says.html

Complaint filed against T&P in Banteay Meanchey

Thirteen construction workers have filed a complaint against the Banteay Meanchey provincial branch of T&P Co Ltd – the recruitment agency at the center of allegations involving illegal detainment of trainees – officials said yesterday. The workers, who had previously worked illegally as construction workers in ...

Kuch Naren, P.24
http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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