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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

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. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50567582/calm-urged-as-garment-workers-go-against-the-grain/

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. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5083771/garment-workers-told-curb-wage-rise-demands/

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. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5081004/start-date-set-garment-worker-health-checks/

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. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-promises-free-hospital-treatment-checkups-for-workers-134079/

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. ...

Khmer Times
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079681/pm-announces-boost-maternity-leave-salaries/

Unions plan for thousands to join banned Labor Day march

Thousands of workers will once again defy government orders and march through central Phnom Penh this morning to mark International Labor Day, the president of one of Cambodia’s largest independent labor unions said on Monday. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unions-plan-for-thousands-to-join-banned-labor-day-march-128928/

Health cash fails workers

The Labor Ministry spent more than four billion riel on help for garment workers involved in accidents in the first three months of the year, but unions say staff are still struggling to access healthcare. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37777/health-cash-fails-workers/

Employers seek delay in garment pay reform

Plans to pay garment workers twice a month will be difficult for employers to implement, industry representatives have warned. The Labor Ministry is amending laws so companies will be required to pay staff twice a month, in a bid to protect workers from being abandoned by ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36429/employers-seek-delay-in-garment--pay-reform/

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

Fear keeps workers at home

When the garment factory that employs her opened its doors yesterday for the first time since Sunday’s election, Chan Neoun was about 130 kilometres away, at home in Svay Rieng province. Intense rioting and a military crackdown were just some of the rumours flying around ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fear-keeps-workers-home

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

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