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Garment, travel goods exports will stay strong, says minister

Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Thursday expressed his optimism that garment, textile, footwear and travel goods exports will continue to enjoy strong growth over the next few years. He cited better working conditions and labour compliance as the main drivers of the Kingdom’s industrial ...

Women face gender-based violence at work

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said the government is committed to eliminating violence in the workplace. Civil society, he said, supported the government’s action but wanted a specific mechanism introduced to help support female victims of such violence. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-face-gender-based-violence-work

Negotiations to continue for next year’s minimum wage

Negotiations for next year’s minimum wage will continue this week as the parties work to reach an agreement that will impact about 800,000 workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/negotiations-continue-next-years-minimum-wage

ILO: Cambodia’s footwear sector ripe for investment

Cambodia’s footwear sector will provide more opportunities for investment and production than the garment sector due to significant growth over the last five years, said an International Labour Organisation (ILO) research bulletin on Cambodia’s garment, textile, and footwear (GTF) industry. The bulletin said the footwear ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ilo-cambodias-footwear-sector-ripe-investment

Illegal building sites to have power cut

The government is to act against illegal construction sites nationwide by cutting off their electricity and water and halting the supply of materials. The measures come as the latest move against unlicensed projects after 28 people were killed and 26 injured following the collapse on ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-building-sites-have-power-cut

PM: Workers must train for Industry 4.0

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the Kingdom’s workforce to seek more technical training and strengthen their skills if they are to avoid job losses resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Hun Sen said the fourth industrial revolution is like a double-edged sword that will ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-workers-must-train-industry-40

Some 30K child workers saved

A senior official of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Wednesday that around 30,000 Cambodian children had been rescued from the most serious forms of hard labour in the Kingdom over the past five years. A further 180,000 had been prevented from ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/some-30k-child-workers-saved

Labour Ministry to introduce ICT in its vocational training initiatives

The Ministry of Labour on Friday said it plans to introduce information technological skills in its vocational training initiatives in order to prepare the Kingdom’s workforce in the face of growing automation in the labour market. During a United Nations meeting on the future of ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50610219/labour-ministry-to-introduce-ict-in-its-vocational-training-initiatives/

Government, ILO cooperation hailed

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday highlighted the joint accomplishments of the Cambodian government and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in helping to bring 1.5 million of the Kingdom’s workers into the formal labour market. The ILO was established in Paris on October 29, 1919, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-ilo-cooperation-hailed

Final day for EU to get EBA withdrawal views

Today (Tuesday) marks the final day for the EU Commission for Trade to receive the opinions of the EU bloc’s 28 member-states before deciding whether to suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) tariff preferences for Cambodia. However a unanimous decision will be required to withdraw ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/final-day-eu-get-eba-withdrawal-views

MoL and ILO vow improved migrant workers support

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) jointly published a labour migration policy on Tuesday that is intended to improve conditions for Cambodia’s migrant workers abroad. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mol-and-ilo-vow-improved-migrant-workers-support

Improving construction sector safety

Labour Ministry officials met with members of Japan’s parliament and the International Labour Organisation to discuss a project aimed at improving safety standards in the construction sector on Thursday.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50538061/improving-construction-sector-safety-2/

Report shows little sign of improvement at factories

A Better Factories Cambodia report shows little improvement in the continued use of short-term contracts and safety and health conditions for workers at surveyed factories, with total compliance of all exporting factories still stuck at less than 50 percent. The International Labour Organisation’s compliance program conducts ...

Yon Sineat and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/report-shows-little-sign-improvement-factories

Working conditions improving in garment factories: ILO

A report released Tuesday by Better Factories Cambodia (BFC), a programme of the International Labour Organisation, found that compliance in the garment industry with working conditions regulations has improved substantially in the last four year. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103908/working-conditions-improving-in-garment-factories-ilo/

Garment factories to buy into automation

Investors in Cambodia’s garment industry are increasingly purchasing modern equipment as they look to produce higher value-added products to compete in the international market and counter rising labour costs, an industry insider said yesterday. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-factories-buy-automation

Robot factories could threaten jobs of millions of garment workers

The jobs of nearly 90% of garment and footwear workers in Cambodia and Vietnam are at risk from automated assembly lines – or “sewbots” – according to a new report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). ...

Tansy Hoskins
https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/jul/16/robot-factories-threaten-jobs-millions-garment-workers-south-east-asia-women

Swifter footwear sales help push garment growth

Cambodia’s garment sector – a key driver of the economy – exhibited modest growth last year, with total exports topping $6.3 billion in 2015, up from $5.8 billion one year earlier, according to an industry report released yesterday. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/swifter-footwear-sales-help-push-garment-growth

Tally of goods linked to child labour grows

Four more goods made in Cambodia have been linked to exploitative child labour, adding to a mounting list of items the United States considers to be produced in violation of international rights laws. The mounting number of Cambodian goods found to use child labour runs ...

Laignee Barron
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/tally-goods-linked-child-labour-grows

Cambodian garment workers rally over jobs

Around 4000 Cambodian garment workers are protesting after a factory supplying global brands including Gap and H&M fired hundreds of their colleagues for striking over conditions. Union leaders said the Singapore-owned SL Garment Processing factory fired 720 workers on Wednesday while more than 5000 others were ...

MSN NZ News Staff
http://news.msn.co.nz/worldnews/8718648/cambodian-garment-workers-rally-over-jobs

Garment factory worker strikes increased threefold in 2012

Strikes staged by garment and footwear factory workers more than tripled in 2012 compared to 2011, with more than 100,000 workers participating in at least one strike, an official of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said yesterday. “Historically, prior to any elections, we will see a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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