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Increased wage in Kingdom contributes to decline in migrant workers in Thailand

Labour Ministry spokesman Heng Sour yesterday in a press conference said the number of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand decreased last year compared to the same period in 2018.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696441/increased-wage-in-kingdom-contributes-to-decline-in-migrant-workers-in-thailand

W&D demands gov’t reimbursement

W&D (CAMBODIA) Co Ltd has demanded that the government compensate its loss in exchange for the reinstatement of more than 1,000 factory workers who were sacked due to their alleged involvement in a series of protests against the company since December. The demand marked the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wd-demands-govt-reimbursement

Seniority payments delayed

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has postponed seniority indemnity payments for non garment and footwear workers until 2021, it said in a statement. “Seniority payments” replaced Cambodia’s previous system of “indemnity for dismissal” payments – a legal concept requiring employers to give employees ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seniority-payments-delayed

W&D garment factory records $1M loss since workers began protesting

The W&D garment factory in the capital’s Meanchey district has reported a loss of more than $1 million since its workers started their protests in December. The factory owner said it has also lost up to three major buyers out of its 10 overseas ones ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wd-garment-factory-records-1m-loss-workers-began-protesting

Cambodian workers to get Japan opportunity

The Japanese government will offer an opportunity for specialised Cambodian workers to work in Japan through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that might be signed in April, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Ith Sam Heng said. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-workers-get-japan-opportunity

Factories begin new wage plan

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued an announcement on Wednesday indicating that 81 per cent of garment and footwear factories have implemented the government’s new requirement to pay workers’ wages twice a month. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factories-begin-new-wage-plan

PM calls for halt to ‘illegal’ protests

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday called on labour unions to immediately stop organising demonstrations and strikes to “illegally” demand benefits from factory owners. He said such actions could spin out of hand and force around two-thirds of the Kingdom’s factories, approximately 800 of the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-halt-illegal-protests

Workers to protest mass lay-off

Protests initially started almost two weeks ago over pay and conditions. The factory subsequently issued an ultimatum – supported by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court – that striking workers return to their jobs within 48 hours or they would be terminated. The workers responded to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-protest-mass-lay

Cambodian migrant workers are welcome, says Kuwait diplomat

Kuwait is open for Cambodian migrant workers, said the Head of Mission at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Cambodia, Zaher M B M Alkhurainej at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. He also stressed on the “consolidation and development of ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-migrant-workers-are-welcome-says-kuwait-diplomat

‘Trapped in debt bondage’

Cambodia’s construction boom has pushed thousands of families into modern slavery in the brick industry through debt bondage, a report by researchers from London’s Royal Holloway University say. The blood bricks report was released on Tuesday following the sharp rise in Cambodian brick prices in ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-debt-bondage

Minimum wage for 2019 set to be decided

Garment and textile factory workers are set for an increase in the minimum wage for 2019. The Labour Advisory Committee will decide on Friday how much the figure will rise by after a trilateral meeting on Thursday failed to come to an agreement. With no ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-2019-set-be-decided

Labour Ministry to failing students: Don’t despair

Students who failed this year’s grade-9 and grade-12 examinations should not despair as the government has provided alternative options for those who want to continue their studies, a Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training official said. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-failing-students-dont-despair

Ministry urges firms to apply for foreign worker permits

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has directed all companies or institutions that plan to hire foreign staff next year to apply for work permits between September 1 and November 30. Heng Sour, the ministry’s spokesperson, told The Post yesterday that any employer who ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-firms-apply-foreign-worker-permits

Discrepancy among ministries over garment data

Annual reports from two ministries released on Monday appear to show significantly different numbers of factories, enterprises and garment factory workers in Cambodia last year, and officials at the two ministries contacted yesterday did not explain the contradictory data. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/discrepancy-among-ministries-over-garment-data

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. Spokesman Heng Sour said the scheme would have help from other ministries. ...

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

Fee to legally work in Thailand

Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand will have to pay 950 baht (about $27) to receive a travel card or Overseas Cambodian Worker Card (OCWC), the Labor Ministry announced yesterday. From September 26, workers will be able to apply for the documents, under a bilateral agreement signed ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29710/fee-to-legally-work-in-thailand/

Gov’t, GMAC meet over minimum wage

The Ministry of Labour yesterday met with the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia, the industry trade group, to discuss the reasons behind the latter’s proposal of a $144 monthly minimum wage. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-gmac-meet-over-minimum-wage

Unions seek paid leave for registration journey

The Labour Ministry, if ordered by the National Election Committee, will request employers to grant workers time off to enrol to vote in their native communes, according to an official. ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-seek-paid-leave-registration-journey

Private firm takes over responsibility for work permits

The Ministry of Labor passed all responsibility for foreign work permits today to E-Solutions (Cambodia) Co., leaving a multitude of unanswered questions about the private company that will process, produce and distribute the permits online. Ministry spokesman Heng Sour declined to answer questions about the company, ...

Sek Odom and Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/private-firm-takes-responsibility-work-permits-117428/

More Cambodian women trafficked to Saudi, officials say

The number of Cambodian women now thought to be caught in Saudi Arabia’s sex industry after being trafficked in the past year has risen to more than 20, officials said on Wednesday. However, the government remained tight-lipped about its efforts to rescue the women, while two ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodian-women-trafficked-saudi-officials-say-117126/

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