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PM warns garment factory workers of CNRP

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday continued his bid to woo the Kingdom’s thousands-strong bloc of garment workers, reminding workers of the perils of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s proposal to leverage an EU embargo on garment imports to improve the country’s political and human rights ...

Yon Sineat and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-warns-garment-factory-workers-cnrp

Trade fair fees reduced for local garment firms

Germany-based apparel industry trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt France signed a memorandum of understanding with the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia yesterday to offer discounted exhibitor fees to Cambodian manufacturers in a deal valued at €400,000 ($450,000). ...

The Phnom Penh Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/trade-fair-fees-reduced-local-garment-firms

Government floats new pay scheme

Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng yesterday fingered large end-of-contract severance payments as a prime reason owners flee when their factories go bankrupt, suggesting the introduction of a yearly bonus scheme and fortnightly salaries would “reduce the risk” of garment workers being left in the ...

Sen David and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-floats-new-pay-scheme

Minimum wage talks scheduled

The Ministry of Labor has instructed employers and unions in the country’s crucial garment sector to begin preparations for the next round of minimum wage negotiations. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/minimum-wage-talks-scheduled-113638/

Garment factory floor collapse injures 4 in Cambodia

Four Cambodian garment workers were slightly injured on Tuesday after part of the floor in a garment factory collapsed into a pond built underneath, a local police chief confirmed. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141021/garment-factory-floor-collapse-injures-4-cambodia

Garment factories, unions edge closer to wage deal

Some of the unions that have been demanding a hefty $77 raise to the current monthly minimum wage of $100 for the country’s garment workers said Thursday they were willing to go as low as a $35 increase, though others refused to budge. ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/garment-factories-unions-edge-closer-to-wage-deal-70154/

Garment manufacturers planning to sue unions

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia is helping its members sue several unions for damages after a walkout over demands to raise the minimum wage to $160. Ken Loo, GMAC’s secretary general, said that more than 150 members are jumping on board to sue: “And the ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-manufacturers-planning-sue-unions

Room for compromise in wage debate: official

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia and unions both need to compromise further to secure a “proper wage” for garment workers whose lives are hampered by their current $61 minimum wage, a Ministry of Social Affairs official overseeing wage negotiations said yesterday. “The government needs the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030661779/National/room-for-compromise-in-wage-debate-official.html

Wide Gap Hampers Cambodian Wage Talks

A higher minimum salary for Cambodia’s garment and footwear worker is still not within sight after talks broke down Tuesday between unions representing the workers and their employers, officials said. The garment and footwear workers unions proposed to nearly double the current minimum monthly wage of ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/wages-02262013140215.html

Investors from Korea relocate to Cambodia

Korean investors are relocating labour-intensive businesses to countries such as Cambodia after Indonesia raised its minimum wage. A number of Korean investors had closed their Indonesian factories and relocated to other countries in the region because their requests for minimum-wage exemption had been refused, The Jakarta ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020761220/Business/investors-from-korea-relocate-to-cambodia.html

Kingdom’s trade deficit widens

Cambodia’s total exports increased more than 13 per cent in the first nine months of this year, with a year-on-year comparison indicating a widening trade deficit. A private-sector representative, an exporter and an independent economist said the slow growth was mainly due to the slowing of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759621/Business/kingdoms-trade-deficit-widens.html

Striking the right balance

The number of strikes in Cambodia’s garment industry could be set to dip and workers could be on their way to free lunches after both sides of the industry signed a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday. The MoU – inked by the Garment Manufacturers Association (GMAC) in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100459107/National-news/unions-factories-deal-to-curb-walkouts.html

ILO Launches Campaign to Combat Mass Faintings

The International Labor Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia program yesterday launched its One Change Campaign to encourage factories to implement changes that would reduce incidents of mass faintings. Maeve Galvin, a consultant for Better Factories Cambodia, said the campaign is supported by major international clothing brands as ...

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