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Mfone Employees Demand Unpaid Salaries

More than 100 former employees of the bankrupt mobile telephone company Mfone protested outside the firm’s shuttered offices in Phnom Penh yesterday, demanding that they receive salaries for working the month of February despite the company having already gone out of business. Mar Samoeun, 64, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

ACU to act on Telecom claims

The president of the group responsible for rooting out government graft said yesterday that his investigators will look into allegations of corruption filed by state-owned Telecom Cambodia (TC) employees against the director-general of the company, Lao Saroeun. Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) President Om Yentieng told reporters after ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022861665/National/acu-to-act-on-telecom-claims.html

NagaWorld Workers on Strike After Firings

More than 500 workers from Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld Casino demonstrated on Monday, in what was their fourth straight day of strike action in front of the casino over wages and the firing of four staff members Sok Narith, deputy secretary general of the Cambodian Tour­ism and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nagaworld-workers-on-strike-after-firings-11761/

Thousands Protest, Claiming Unpaid Salaries

Thousands of employees of two Singaporean-owned Yung Wah Industrial (Cambodia) Co.Ltd. factories, which produce shirts for Gap Inc. among other international brands, went on strike yesterday in Kandal province, claiming that they were not paid their salaries for last month. “Normally, salaries are paid between the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

T.K. Garment Co moves across the border for cheaper wages

When the government decided to raise the daily minimum wage to 300 baht nationwide, labour-intensive industries knew sunset was descending on their businesses. As a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for popular clothes lines in Thailand, the company is relocating its largest production site to ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/324412/sunrise-in-cambodia

Senator's 2nd Sugar Refinery to Start Up Monday

Two years after breaking ground, a sugar refinery situated on a pair of controversial plantation belonging to CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat and his wife will have its first test run on Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. He said the refinery would be ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

US big brand boycott called for by workers

Some 100 workers, along with the president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, delivered a letter yesterday to the US Embassy in Phnom Penh asking Americans to boycott clothing made by Tai Yang Enterprises. Surrounded by protesters, CCU President Rong Chhun said that the group was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457576/National-news/us-big-brand-boycott-called-for-by-workers.html

Workers ditch factories for fields

At some point during the planting season this year, Pheap Srey Ngoun will leave her garment factory floor for a rice paddy in Cambodia’s Prey Veng province. Like many fellow garment workers she will leave her position, with permission from the factory, to lend a hand ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457571/Business/workers-ditch-factories-for-fields.html

OSK Indochina Bank acquired by RHB Capital

One of Malaysia’s biggest investment banks, RHB Capital, announced it will acquire OSK Indochina Bank, via the transfer of 100 per cent of OSK Investment Bank shares from parent OSK Holdings, giving OSK Holdings a 10 per cent stake in the larger Malaysian RHB Capital ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757452/Business/osk-indochina-bank-acquired-by-rhb-capital.html

Tai Yang garment strikers sacked

Garment employees who have refused to return to work after striking for three weeks no longer have jobs at Tai Yang Enterprise, which supplies Levi’s and Gap, management said yesterday. Tired of strikes the company claims are costing it US$10,000 per day, administrative manager Ou Meng ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071657439/National-news/tai-yang-strikers-sacked.html

Ministry, factories strike deal

About 600,000 workers in the lucrative garment and footwear industries, roughly 95 per cent of the sector’s work force, will soon take home an extra US$10 a month, the Ministry of Labour said yesterday. Barely an hour after a protest involving garment workers at the capital’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257382/National-news/ministry-factories-strike-deal.html

Manulife enters Cambodia's burgeoning insurance market

Canadian insurance and financial services company Manulife Financial officially launched its Cambodian country office on June 28, one of several new players seeking to enter one of Southeast Asia’s still-untapped markets. Britain’s No.1 insurer Prudential said last week it had approval from the Cambodian government to open a wholly foreign-owned life insurance operation. Manulife, the world’s ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=508

Gourmet Peanut Producer Brings Local Foods Into the Spotlight

Working out of the back of her home in Russei Keo district, Sothearith Neou and a half dozen of her friends and family roast, caramelize and add herbs to gourmet peanuts from 7 a.m. until late at night—trying to fill a seemingly endless number of ...

Garment workers back to table for more talks

The workers and management of the Chiang Sou undergarments factory in Kampong Speu failed to reach a resolution yesterday despite hours of attempted negotiations, only a day after nearly 200 employees went on strike demanding better working conditions. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061356761/National-news/garment-workers-back-to-table-for-more-talks.html

Factories Lend Travel Money to Ensure Garment Workers Vote

Often vilified for paying low wages in less than optimum work environments, Cambodia’s garment factory owners got into the swing of the commune elections this week, with many companies providing loans to help their workers travel home to vote. With about 400,000 employees, the garment industry’s ...

SL employees back to work after resolution

A resolution reached on Monday in the wake of a violent strike at two SL Garment factories that supply Levi’s and Gap resulted in employees returning to work yesterday – for the second time in days. Ek Sopheakdey, a Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056474/National-news/sl-employees-back-to-work-after-resolution.html

State Utility Staff May Be Registered To Vote Twice

The SRP yesterday said it had found that more than 90 employees of state-owned power company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) were registered to vote in two separate places for Sunday’s commune elections and warned that the ruling CPP may use such government employees to vote ...

SL garment strike resumes after pact disavowed

Employees hurled stones at one of two SL garment factories in Phnom Penh yesterday as they returned to picket lines after management refused to recognise that a document signed on Friday that had enticed them back to work was a formal agreement. Female worker Rith Sineourn, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956450/National-news/strike-resumes-after-pact-disavowed.html

SL factory owners deny agreement

Just as a solution to a two-week-long dispute at two SL Garment factories seemed over on Saturday, the company’s owner issued a statement refusing to recognise an agreement that had lured more than 5,000 employees back to work. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052856416/National-news/sl-factory-owners-deny-agreement.html

Cambodian Start-up Competes With India in Natural Hair Market

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — For an Internet start-up, Arjuni faces more challenges than usual. The e-commerce site that sells hair extensions operates out of a five-story building here that lacks elevators and, sometimes, power. Employees typically have to travel to remote villages by motorbike or foot ...

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/in-cambodia-a-start-up-uses-the-internet-to-sell-hair/

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