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Each laid-off worker to get $70 a month

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the government has decided to provide $70 a month for each worker once their factories temporarily suspended their operations due to COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710752/each-laid-off-worker-to-get-70-a-month/

Government further cuts water prices for workers

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen announced here this morning the reduction of the cost of water for factory workers to further help improve their living standard. ...

C.Nika
http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=108615

No bail for Sabrina unionists

According to defence lawyer Kao Ty, the court decided to uphold the decision of the provincial court in a closed-door hearing last Friday. “They said if those eight members and workers were released on bail, they would cause a problem again,” he said, adding that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-bail-sabrina-unionists

Former Cambodia governor jailed in absentia for shooting three factory workers

A Cambodian court sentenced a former governor in absentia to 18 months in prison for shooting three female workers at a factory supplying sportswear giant Puma, a judge said yesterday. The women, employees of Puma supplier Kaoway Sports, were wounded when someone opened fire on protesters ...

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1268733/ex-cambodian-official-convicted-absentia

Union calls for stable rent for workers

The Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) urged all apartment landlords to not increase their rent because garment and footwear employees get only a basic salary of $80 per month. A statement issued Monday said the wage increase from $61 per month to $80 will be implemented ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NzI2NDk4N2M2YTA

Labor committee announces minimum wage

The Labor Advisory Committee issued a joint statement on the decision to raise wages from $61 to $80 per month for garment and footwear workers. The statement was announced Friday, after a meeting between factory employers, union leaders and Labor Minister, Vong Soth. The wage provision ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MTc2MjI0Y2JlMjV

Labour orders issued by PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday issued extensive orders to unions, factories, workers and authorities to rid the garment industry of violent strikes, roadblocks and rights violations he says are threatening public order. “There have been many strikes and demonstrations at factories recently, and, in some cases, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032964789/National/labour-orders-issued-by-pm.html

Hun Sen, minimum wage discussions not final

The Prime Minister said Tuesday there will be another discussion about the increase of minimum wages for factory workers. Speaking at an inauguration ceremony for the Toul Sophy Secondary School in the district of Ou Rang Ov, he said around 500,000 to 600,000 people are working ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YjQzMzNlNjE0NmE

Next Apparel factory sues employees for damage

Next Apparel has filed a lawsuit against its workers for damaging factory property during their ongoing strike. More than 200 workers smashed windows, bikes, cupboards, flower pots and other items in the factory last Saturday. “We demand that the court find justice for the company,” Chea Sovann ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120560100/National-news/next-apparel-factory-sues-employees-for-damage.html

Union Seeks Tax Reduction for Garment Workers

Factory workers should get a reduction or exemption from paying income tax as the deductions are forcing them into poverty, the Free Trade Union (FTU) wrote in a letter to Finance Minister Keat Chon. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Factory boss tried for crumpling moon pic

The Kandal Provincial Court yesterday tried and convicted a Chinese factory supervisor for damaging a photograph of the moon in which the likeness of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk is believed to have been seen. Judge Lim Sokuntha said the court had sentenced Leav Kuyseang, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102659426/National-news/factory-boss-tried-for-crumpling-moon-pic.html

Factory Manager Handed Suspended Sentence

A Chinese garment factory manager was handed a three-month suspended sentence and released yesterday after she was found guilty of folding up a photograph of King Father Norodom Sihanouk in front of workers in Kandal province, officials said. Liv Kuy Chheang, 45, was charged with intentionally ...

Chinese Factory Manager Deported, Another Stands Trial

A Chinese garment factory manager was deported yesterday after she was given a one year suspended sentence for destroying a picture of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, officials said. The deportation took place as another Chinese factory manager, Liv Kuy Chheang, was charged by the ...

Second Factory Manager Arrested for Lese Majeste

A second Chinese garment factory manager was arrested yesterday for destroying a photograph of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, while the woman who destroyed pictures of the late monarch at the factory in Phnom Penh on Monday was convinced and given a one-year suspended sentence, officials said. Employed ...

First & Main gear goes cheap

Workers from bankrupt plush-toy factory First & Main are still owed money after the Ministry of Social Affairs auctioned $200,000 worth of factory equipment for just $21,000, a labor rights advocate said Sunday. More than 350 workers were left stranded when the US-owned teddy bear factory closed in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102359360/National-news/first-a-main-gear-goes-cheap.html

Strike takes Pchum Ben break

About 600 Tae Young factory workers are back on the job thanks to a court injunction – and the desire to pocket a little cash in time for Pchum Ben – but the return will only be temporary, workers said yesterday. The decision followed a Kandal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059202/National-news/strike-takes-pchum-ben-break.html

Tae Young strikers claim police abuse

Garment factory workers who set tyres ablaze during a strike on Friday claimed yesterday they were burned when police pushed them into their own fire. Snguon Vannary was one of several workers who said his feet had been burned when police broke up the strike at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859149/National-news/strikers-claim-police-abuse.html

Workers' 'resignations' disputed

Workers at shuttered plush-toy company First & Main claimed yesterday their bosses had forced them to thumbprint resignation letters they had not written, a plan they feared could deny them severance pay. Mech Mom, a representative of the 357 workers at the US-owned factory, in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100359063/National-news/workers-resignations-disputed.html

Locked-out toy makers left in lurch over wages

Employees at the First & Main cuddly-toy company arrived at work yesterday expecting to be paid outstanding wages – instead, a notice on the gates told them all equipment inside the Phnom Penh factory would be auctioned off, because the company was closing for good. The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092758945/National-news/locked-out-toy-makers-left-in-lurch-over-wages.html

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