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More wage negotiations set, as workers maintain demands

The government has released a schedule for minimum wage discussions with unions and factories this year, as workers continue to demand $177 per month to keep up with the rising cost of living. More talks are scheduled from July through January. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/more-wage-negotiations-set-as-workers-maintain-demands/2822361.html

Unions’ push for $140 minimum wage derailed

After setting up a working group specifically to include some of the country’s more militant unions in wage negotiations for the garment sector, the Labor Ministry said on Thursday that it has thrown out the unions’ demand for a $140 minimum wage in favor of ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unions-push-for-140-wage-derailed-71447/

Gov’t sets ground rules for ongoing wage talks

The Labor Ministry laid out the ground rules for unions and factories Monday at the first meeting of a new working group charged with getting the two sides to agree on a new minimum wage for garment workers, including a condition that they address each ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-sets-ground-rules-for-ongoing-wage-talks-70409/

Migrants skipping gov’t plan for Thai alternative

The number of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand has risen to 190,000 thanks to the new one-stop service centers set up across the border, Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor said Wednesday. Labor Ministry spokesman Heng Suor said about 190,000 migrant workers—some with a full complement of legal ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/migrants-skipping-govt-plan-for-thai-alternative-65903/

South Korea Denies Asking Gov’t to Stop Strike

The South Korean ambassador to Cambodia, Kim Han-soo, on Monday denied having asked the Labor Ministry to stop a strike at a South Korean-owned garment factory last week, but said the dispute has put a $40 million investment from the parent company on hold. On Sunday, ...

Zsombor Peter and Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/south-korea-denies-asking-govt-to-stop-strike-60316/

Labor Ministry, ILO set out plan for minimum wage reforms

Facing public pressure from major garment brands and labor unions, the Ministry of Labor and the International Labor Organization (ILO) will cooperate in the coming months to reform the current system of setting the minimum wage in the garment sector. The reform process will begin with ...

Aun Pheap and Colin Meyn
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/labor-ministry-ilo-set-out-plan-for-minimum-wage-reforms-55869/

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