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Unions’ push for $140 minimum wage derailed

After setting up a working group specifically to include some of the country’s more militant unions in wage negotiations for the garment sector, the Labor Ministry said on Thursday that it has thrown out the unions’ demand for a $140 minimum wage in favor of ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unions-push-for-140-wage-derailed-71447/

Workers strike over sacking of unionists

About 500 workers who have been on strike at a Chinese-owned footwear factory in Phnom Penh for the past two weeks protested in front of the Ministry of Labor yesterday asking for the government’s help in resolving the dispute. On September 15, more than 1,000 employees ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/workers-strike-over%E2%80%88sacking-of-unionists-68663/

Workers start wage battle a day early

About 1,000 workers from a Phnom Penh footwear factory got an early start on Tuesday on a cross-union campaign for a $177 minimum wage, set to start today, protesting in front of their factory over internal workplace grievances. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/workers-start-wage-battle-a-day-early-68119/

Cambodia must make union draft law public: rights group

Cambodia’s government should make public a proposed law aimed at regulating the country’s labor movement, a rights group said Thursday, amid concerns that it includes provisions for the suspension of unions and for severely restricting their right to freedom of association. Requests from civil society to ...

Joshua Lipes
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/unions-04172014170804.html

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