Thousands of garment workers’ jobs at risk
More than 100 factories have suspended work due to declining orders, putting thousands of jobs at risk, a union leader said. ...
‘Provocative’ music video taken down by CSOs
A controversial video, which features a “provocative” song and graphic footage of a violent clash between protesting garment workers and authorities nine years back, has been removed from the official websites and social media pages of four civil society organisations (CSOs). ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Unions push for minimum garment workers wage of $213
The latest round of negotiations on the minimum wage for garment workers has seen unions push for $213 a month, while employers are calling for $196. ...
Garment workers protest factory’s move, fear shutdown
Around 300 garment workers from Canteran Apparel gathered on Veng Sreng Street in Chaom Chao commune’s Trapeang Thleung village of Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on April 19 to protest recent actions by the owner of the business. ...
Garment workers reveal how wages don’t cover living costs
With the minimum wage hike on the horizon, many garment workers who are working hard at low wages and still not able to pay for rent, food and send money home to their families hope their situation will soon change. ...
Cash-strapped workers seek reduction in monthly rates for rental units
Some 200 garment workers gathered on May 10 on Veng Sreng Street in Stung Meanchey III commune’s Damnak Thum Pir village in the capital’s Meanchey district to demand that the Phnom Penh municipal authorities help facilitate a 50 per cent reduction in monthly rates for ...
Garment workers get their second dose of C-19 vaccine
The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination for all workers and staff of garment factories in Phnom Penh kick-started on Sunday amid the two-week lockdown and curfew with them either confined to their houses or rented rooms. ...
Garment employers asked to provide allowance to workers
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on April 22 urged owners and directors of factories in lockdown areas to consider providing allowance to workers, in addition to other support provided by the government. ...
Total of 788 garment workers from 36 factories found to be COVID-19 positive in less than a month
The subcommittee on research and monitoring of COVID-19 announced this evening that a total of 788 workers and related employees from a total of 36 factories have been found be infected with COVID-19. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Shocking discovery of up to 50 COVID-19 positive cases at a garment factory at Khan Meanchey
The Ministry of Health has reportedly carried out mass testing at a garment factory in Khan Meanchey and discovered up to 50 workers infected with COVID-19. ...
Khmer Times Staff
10,000 workers fail to return to Phnom Penh after KNY
About 10,000 garment workers who visited their home provinces during the Khmer New Year failed to return to Phnom Penh for fear of being quarantined, with some of them resorting to farming, an official said. ...
Loan repayment suspension of garment workers get the nod
Garment workers whose jobs suspended due to raw material shortages are now allowed to delay their loan repayments to the commercial banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs). ...
Khmer Times Staff
NSSF reports decrease in fainting cases
Thirteen cases of fainting among garment workers occurred in factories last year, a decrease of more than 60 percent compared with 17 cases in 2018, according to a National Social Security Fund report. ...
Gov’t to discuss garment wage
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, and employer and union representatives will meet next month to discuss the 2020 minimum wage for workers in the garment and footwear sectors, where unions expect an increase of between $20 and $25 a month. ...
Calm urged as garment workers go against the grain
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged thousands of garment workers to stop demanding one-time payments of owed seniority indemnity because their strike and protest actions are against the law and could lead to more factories closing. ...
Garment workers told to curb wage rise demands
Prime Minister Hun Sen has told garment workers not to demand an excessive increase in the minimum wage, otherwise factories could move to more affordable countries. ...
Start date set for garment worker health checks
The Ministry of Labour’s spokesman yesterday said that free medical treatment for garment workers, announced by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week, will start on January 1. ...
Hun Sen promises free hospital treatment, checkups for workers
In yet another potentially major new benefit to Cambodian workers ahead of next year’s national election, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday announced that employees in some of the country’s key industries would soon be able to receive free checkups and treatment at state hospitals. ...
PM announces boost to maternity leave salaries
Prime Minister Hun Sen again met with garment sector workers yesterday, adding a boost to maternity leave salaries to a range of promises he had made to them on Tuesday. ...
Second chance factory workers sent back to school
The Education Ministry has unveiled plans to expand a literacy programme for garment factory workers. ...