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Oxfam cites lack of protection for subcontracted garment workers

Subcontracted workers in Cambodia’s garment industry continue to face significant challenges in accessing social protection through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), despite the crucial role these subcontractors play in the industry. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501510879/oxfam-cites-lack-of-protection-for-subcontracted-garment-workers/

Over 3,000 workers take part in Factory Literacy Programme

With over 3,000 workers, mostly women, successfully completing the Factory Literacy Programme, the initiative is playing a key role in improving the lives of women workers, mainly in the garments industry, according to Unesco. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501412790/over-3000-workers-take-part-in-factory-literacy-programme/

Cambodian PM defends the monthly minimum wage for workers

Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, this morning defended the decision on the monthly minimum wage for the garment workers of $204. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501371053/cambodian-pm-defends-the-monthly-minimum-wage-for-workers/

Associations welcome minimum wage hike

Associations in the footwear and travel goods sector welcomed the hike in the minimum wage for workers in 2024, saying that this will ensure the sector’s competitiveness and enhance the workers’ living standards. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501369455/associations-welcome-minimum-wage-hike/

Garment workers' monthly wage to increase by $4 in 2024

The minimum wage for garment workers has been raised by $4 a month to $204 in 2024, according to the Prime Minister. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/garment-workers-monthly-wage-to-increase-by-4-in-2024

Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam face $65 billion apparel export hit from extreme weather

Extreme heat and flooding could erase $65 billion in apparel export earnings from four Asian countries by 2030, as workers struggle under high temperatures and factories close, research from Schroders and Cornell University showed on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501360053/bangladesh-pakistan-cambodia-vietnam-face-65-billion-apparel-export-hit-from-extreme-weather/

GFT minimum wage hike focuses on sustainability

The government has confirmed continuing minimum wage hikes for workers in the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) sector, adhering to the sustainability of the sector and competitiveness in the market. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352116/gft-minimum-wage-hike-focuses-on-sustainability/

Policy improves garment workers’ safety but leaves bus drivers deep in debt

An ongoing NGO and Labor Ministry initiative aims to make garment workers’ commute safer by shifting their daily transportation from typically flatbed trucks to enclosed buses, but the costs of the expensive upgrades are being placed on drivers. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/policy-improves-garment-workers-safety-but-leaves-bus-drivers-deep-in-debt/

Suspended garment workers to receive second allowance payout

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has given allowances for the second time to 8,762 garment sector workers who were suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic crisis. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/suspended-garment-workers-to-receive-second-allowance-payout

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. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-thousands-of-garment-workers-jobs-at-risk

‘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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/provocative-music-video-taken-down-csos

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. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/unions-push-for-minimum-garment-workers-wage-of-213

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. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-workers-protest-factorys-move-fear-shutdown

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. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949774/garment-workers-reveal-how-wages-dont-cover-living-costs/

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 ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-strapped-workers-seek-reduction-monthly-rates-rental-units

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. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50845937/garment-workers-get-their-second-dose-of-c-19-vaccine/

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.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-employers-asked-provide-allowance-workers

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50840369/total-of-788-garment-workers-from-36-factories-found-to-be-covid-19-positive-in-less-than-a-month/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835723/shocking-discovery-of-up-to-50-covid-19-positive-cases-at-a-garment-factory-at-khan-meanchey/

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. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717706/10000-workers-fail-to-return-to-phnom-penh-after-kny/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700950/loan-repayment-suspension-of-garment-workers-get-the-nod

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.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679706/nssf-reports-decrease-in-fainting-cases

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. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-discuss-garment-wage

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