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Dates set for minimum wage raise discussion

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) will hold a series of meetings from mid-September onwards to negotiate the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sectors. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dates-set-minimum-wage-raise-discussion

Unions to request 11.6% raise to minimum wage

Seventeen union representatives from the Wage Negotiation Working Group have agreed to negotiate for a $22.20 increase in salaries for textile, garment and footwear workers for 2022. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-request-116-raise-minimum-wage

$2.4 million bag and shoe factory gets CDC’s nod

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved a new garment factory in Kandal province. Auspicious Bag and Shoes Accessories Co  Ltd is investing $2.4 million in the project at Kraing Makak in Ang Snuol district. ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920851/2-4-million-bag-and-shoe-factory-gets-cdcs-nod/

Union distances itself from striking workers

The Cambodian Council of National Unions yesterday issued a statement blaming recent garment factory strikes in Phnom Penh on instigators. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50564943/union-distances-itself-from-striking-workers/

Garment industry facing subcontracting threat: ILO

Cambodia’s garment factories appear to be ramping up their use of subcontractors, which tend to get the least attention from regulators and raise the most fears of abuse among labor rights groups, according to a report released on Monday. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/garment-industry-facing-subcontracting-threat-ilo-2-130670/

Glue fumes cause mass workplace faintings

Approximately 40 workers fainted at the TMI garment factory in Svay Rieng yesterday, police and workers said. Workers at the factory began feeling sick and fainting when a heavy air of glue fumes wafted into the factory as workers returned from lunch, So Navy, 23, a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/glue-fumes-cause-mass-workplace-faintings

Union wins benefits for garment workers

Most demands made by workers at a Takeo province garment factory were met following a large protest and five hours of negotiation. Asia Dragon (Garment) Co Ltd mediated with the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU), making concessions on most of the workers’ 16 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-wins-benefits-garment-workers

Bandith appeals while on the lam

Former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith has appealed — from hiding — his conviction for shooting three women at a protest earlier last year, his lawyer said. His attorney, Sun Bunnarith, said that he had filed the appeal about two weeks ago, and that Bandith’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bandith-appeals-while-lam

Workers to get back pay before election

Social Affairs Ministry officials yesterday promised that about 750 workers from the shuttered Pine Great garment factory will receive their overdue salaries before the election. Yesterday Touch Somuth, a member of the Social Affairs Ministry committee formed to resolve the issue, said the committee was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-get-back-pay-election

Factory’s owner in crosshairs

Some 400 garment workers yesterday gathered outside the Ministry of Social Affairs to plead for government intervention against a factory owner who fled without paying them overdue wages three months ago. Khem Chamnan, a Free Trade Union representative from the Pine Great (Cambodia) factory in Phnom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070266604/National/factory-s-owner-in-crosshairs.html

Thousands of Workers Protest For Increase of Minimum Wage

More than 5,000 workers from across seven factories in Svay Rieng province protested yesterday, demanding a doubling of the current minimum wage, a provincial labor official said yesterday. The country’s minimum wage sits at $61, and is supplemented by a $5 health benefit and a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Union files assault court complaint

The Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) filed legal complaints yesterday, following allegations on Wednesday that police had assaulted seven garment workers, including a pregnant woman. Sa’ang district police chief Chea Socheat yesterday again denied officers had been violent during a strike ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020861260/National/union-files-assault-court-complaint.html

Burger King to Open at Phnom Penh Airport

U.S. fast-food chain Burger King is set to open its first restaurant in Cambodia next month, an official confirmed yesterday. Advertisements have gone up at the Phnom Penh International Airport bearing the famous Burger King logo, with a message saying that the chain is “Coming soon.” ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/burger-king-to-open-at-phnom-penh-airport-8309/

Hundreds of strikers block road in Phnom Penh

More than 700 workers from the International Royal Fashion garment factory, in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, blocked the Veng Sreng road yesterday for about four hours to show their dissatisfaction with their employer’s failure to respond to their demands. An International Royal Fashion official, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012560974/National/hundreds-of-strikers-block-road-in-phnom-penh.html

Workers petition Korean government

More than 300 striking workers from the International Fashion Royal garment factory in Phnom Penh appealed for assistance from the South Korean Embassy yesterday afternoon after police blocked their march to Por Sen Chey District Hall, a union official said. Ten days of striking for a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012260899/National/workers-petition-korean-government.html

Factory clash has familiar feel

Two protesters and three factory officials were injured in a clash at a garment factory in Kampong Speu province yesterday as a report revealed that more than 60 unionists and workers were injured in such incidents in 2012. Vann Bun, a Free Trade Union activist, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011860862/National/factory-clash-has-familiar-feel.html

Workers Supplying Wal-Mart Continue Protests

About 80 workers from a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district – which supplies women’s underwear to U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart – protested yesterday, demanding that the factory owner settle their severance payments, workers and union representatives said. Workers at the Kingsland Garment Cambodia factory ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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